How to Create Restore Point Automatically (2 Easy Ways!)👍

The advantages of having a system restore point are huge, but many wonder how to create restore point Windows 10 automatically. In this post, we will see how to create one and an easy alternative to get the job done in a few steps.

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Larissa

Updated on Nov 17, 2023

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Humans can't go back in time, but computers can. And how's that? With the help of System Restore Point. When trying to make changes to your system/OS that you are unsure about, you can create a system restore point. This mechanism helps you return to the previous state if you are unhappy with the update or change. Now comes the question: How do we create restore point Windows 10 automatically?

In this post, we will see the method and preparations you need to automatically create a restore point Windows 10. Tune in to know the process in detail.

Preparation: Enable System Restore on Windows 10

The first thing you need to do before you create the system restore point is to Enable System Restore on Windows 10. Follow the steps below to do this:

Step 1: Search for Create a restore point on your Windows PC.

search for create a system restore

Step 2: Move to the System Protection tab and click on Configure

enable system protection

Step 3: Now, toggle the Turn on system protection option. Click Apply and OK to enable the system protection on Windows. Now, you can move further to create a system restore point on Windows 10.

How to Setup Automatic Restore Points on Windows 10

Now that you have enabled the System Restore, we need two more steps. The first is to disable the System Restore point frequency, and next, we create a task to automate the restore point process using Task Scheduler every time on computer startup.

Action 1. Disable System Restore Point Frequency

When you enable the System Restore in Windows 10, the system won't make another automatic system restore point if one has been made in the last 24 hours. However, this rule doesn't apply if you are making a system restore point manually or if an app, driver, or update does it automatically. But it stops Task Scheduler from making backups when your computer starts. But you can eliminate this confusion by disabling the system restore point frequency.

📓Note: Editing the Windows Registry is a bit complex, and the actions are irreversible, so be careful while making the changes. We recommend you make a backup of your system before moving ahead.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys at once to open the Run app.

open registry editor

Step 2: Enter regedit and click OK. You will enter the Registry Editor. Move to the location below or copy and paste it into the path.

path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

go to registry editor

Step 3: Right-click on the System Restore, hover over the New options, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4: Enter the Value name as SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency and press Enter. Double-click on the Key, enter the Value data as 0, and press OK.

disable system restore point creation frequency

Once you complete the process, the Task Scheduler can run the tasks with corresponding commands to create new restore points at every startup.

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Action 2. Create System Restore Point via Task Scheduler

In this step, we use the Task Scheduler to create a new task at every startup to trigger a new restore point to save the current system. Follow the steps below to do it.

Step 1: Search for Task Scheduler and open the program.

Step 2: Right-click on the Task Scheduler Library and click Create Task.

create a task in the task schediler library

💡Tip: Make sure to click OK before moving to other tabs.

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Step 3: In the General Tab, give a descriptive name of your choice. Under Security Options, check the "Run whether the user is logged on or not" option, and mark the "Run with highest privileges."

define general properties

Step 4: Click on New at the bottom of the Triggers tab.

make changes to the triggers tab

Step 5: Click on the drop-down beside Begin the task and select At Startup.

select the beginning of the system restore point

Step 6: In the Actions tab, click New, press the drop-down beside Action, and select Start a program.

click on new uner the actions tab

Step 7: Under Program/Script, type the following command: powershell.exe.

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Step 8: Next to the Add arguments (optional) field, type the following command:

ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description \"My Restore Point Startup\" -RestorePointType \"MODIFY_SETTINGS\""

edit the action tab

Step 9: In the Conditions tab, under Power, clear these two options:

  • Stop if the computer switches to battery power.
  • Start the task only if the computer is on AC power.

check the two options in the conditions tab

Step 10: Click OK and specify the password for your account when prompted.

enter the password and click ok

Notice:
Once you complete the process, you can check the new task with the name in the Task Scheduler Library folder. This task will run every time you start your device to automatically create a new system point restore. If you want to delete this, go to the library, right-click on the task, and press delete.

Bonus: Easier & Better Way to Create Windows 10 System Image

To create the system restore points on Windows 10, you must be well-versed with the Registry, creating Task Schedules, and registry errors are risky too often. Is there any easy and better alternative to create a Windows 10 system Image?

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create system backup step5

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create system backup step5

Conclusion

System Restore points are crucial to revert to the previous states in case of significant problems or issues. In this post, we will see precisely how to create restore point Windows 10 automatically. The major problem with creating system restore points is they are risky and may permanently alter the Registry settings.

A viable solution is to use a professional tool like EaseUS Todo Backup to create a system image before updating or making any changes. If you are not happy, you can instantly recover your previous state using the tool.

FAQs on How to Create Restore Point Automatically

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on automatically creating a restore point Windows 10. I hope you find these queries helpful. 

1. Does Windows 10 automatically create system restore points?

Yes, Windows 10 automatically creates system restore points once you set them. Using these points will not affect your personal files but will only remove drivers, apps, and updates you install after the point is made. Generally, the Windows OS creates a system restore point once a day.

2. Is it OK to delete Windows restore points?

Yes, you do not have to create frequently since the restore points are made automatically. In fact, deleting the restore points is helpful to free up space to improve the performance. But make sure to create a new one before deleting the old point.

3. Which scenario will automatically generate a Windows 10 system restore point?

These are a few scenarios where Windows will automatically generate a Windows 10 system restore point.

  • While installing applications that use a System Restore-compliant installer
  • Updating your Windows (even for auto updates)
  • System Restore Operation

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