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    System Restore Win 10

    by var1016 ·

    Help Please!
    I am a dummy with computing…
    Why is there no system restore in Win 10? There used to be a Back up & Restore (Win7) facility. This no longer works. When I try to back up on my remote hard drive it says failed or similar.

    Firefox updated the other day and screwed up my computer – text sizes and display all changed. I can make no sense of it and now have to put up with unsatisfactory displays. No amount of adjustment can get it back to wher eit was. Beforehand I would just run System Restore which saved my life many times. Now it appears no longer to exist.

    Thanks

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    • #3987355

      Re: system restore

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to System Restore Win 10

      System Restore still is present in Windows 10 (like it was in Windows 7). See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/recovery-options-in-windows-31ce2444-7de3-818c-d626-e3b5a3024da5#bkmk_restore_from_system_restore_point .

      But it’s quite something different than the Windows-7-like backup function. Although that’s still present in Windows 10, it’s not advised to use it.

      • #3987363

        Reply To: System Restore Win 10

        by var1016 ·

        In reply to Re: system restore

        Thanks, but there is no such thingas sytem retore as I know it in Win 10. I wish to god I had Win 7. 10 is hopeless. I just want my computer as it was last week before Firefox ruined it

        • #3987370

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by birdmantd ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          If you can’t fix it, just take your computer to a computer repair store and have a technician help. Did you attempt to go into the display settings for your computer?

        • #3987372

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by var1016 ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          Thank you. I have spent time with the display settings.

          Going to a Computer Shop is as the saying goes outside my pay grade.

          All I want is system restore as it used to be – and like so much lovely stuff it has gone. This so SO wrong.

        • #3987376

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          From the link I gave you above:

          1. In the search box on the taskbar, type control panel, and then choose it from the list of results

          2. In the Control Panel search box, type recovery.

          3. Select Recovery > Open System Restore.

          4. In the Restore system files and setting box, select Next.

          5. Select the restore point that you want to use in the list of results, and then select Scan for affected programs.

          Notes:

          If you don’t see the restore point that you want to use, select the Show more restore points check box to see more restore points.

          If you’re not seeing any restore points, it might be because system protection isn’t turned on. Here’s how to check:

          In the search box on the taskbar, type control panel, and then choose it from the list of results.

          In the Control Panel search box, type recovery.

          Select Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and see if the Turn on system protection option is selected.

          If the Turn on system protection option is not selected, system protection isn’t turned on and there aren’t any restore points. In this scenario, you won’t be able to recovery your PC using a system restore point and will need to use one of the other recovery options listed on this page.

          If the Turn on system protection option is selected, continue with step 6.

          6 You’ll see a list of items that will be deleted if you remove this restore point. If you’re OK with the deletions, select Close > Next > Finish.

          Let me add that it makes no sense to make a backup (as you say you want to do, but it fails or similar) after the damage is done, because you would have a backup that’s wrong.
          Going back to an existing restore point is the easiest solution, as it was already in Windows XP and probably earlier.

          But it’s quite unlikely that a Firefox update corrupts anything outside Firefox. Most likely it’s something else that caused your current issues. But if it’s software or a setting, the restore should work.

          It might make sense to get some local advice about alternative methods of backups if the one you prefer doesn’t work.

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        • #3987381

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by var1016 ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          Hullo again.

          Thanks. This time, unlike about six previous searches
          for System Restore (honestly), System Restore appeared!

          (Previously, I only had the option to “Reaet The Computer” an option that filled me with terror.)

          I ran it and all is back to normal more-or less

          Thanks again.

        • #3987397

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by birdmantd ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          I am glad you got the issue resolved. I was only trying to help.

        • #3987400

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by var1016 ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          Yes, thanks for your interest and reply.

        • #3987772

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by riyapant2020 ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          Windows 10 no longer includes the System Restore feature enabled by default, you must enable it manually.

          To enable System Restore on Windows 10, use these steps:
          1. Open Start.
          2, Search for Create a restore point and click the top result to open the System Properties page.
          3. Under the “Protection Settings” section, select the primary “System” drive.
          4. Click the Configure button
          5. Select the Turn on system protection option.
          A quick tip: Windows 10 can automatically manage the space. However, under the “Disk Space Usage” section, you can use the slider to specify the storage for recovery. You will also find a Delete button, which you can use to remove all restore points, which can come in handy to free up space or want to start over with the recovery
          feature.

          6.Click the Apply button.
          7. Click the OK button.
          Once you complete the steps, the system will automatically create restore points when applying a new update or applying specific system changes.

          System Restore doesn’t enable automatically for all drives. If you have other drives connected to your computer, you must enable the protection manually on each storage. Also, it’s important to note that this is not a backup solution. It’s only a feature to undo system changes without affecting your files.
          Hope this helps.

        • #3987783

          Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          by var1016 ·

          In reply to Reply To: System Restore Win 10

          A brilliant summary.

          I am most grateful, Many thanks

    • #3987832

      Reply To: System Restore Win 10

      by paanjii268 ·

      In reply to System Restore Win 10

      In the search box on the taskbar, type control panel, and then choose it from the list of results.
      In the Control Panel search box, type recovery.
      Select Recovery > Open System Restore.
      In the Restore system files and setting box, select Next.

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