It is possible to make your computer to automatically backup its data on a daily basis. You will find below the steps to Create Daily System Restore Points in Windows 10.
Create Daily System Restore Points in Windows 10
The System Restore feature in Windows 10 allows you to create a backup point to which you can return back, in case of a problem on your computer.
Setting up your computer to automatically Create Daily System Restore Points ensures that you always have the latest backup of system files available on your computer.
If something goes wrong, you will be able to roll back your computer to yesterday’s Restore Point, undoing only the most recent changes that lead to the problem on your computer.
So, let us go ahead and take a look at the steps to Create Daily System Restore Points in Windows 10.
1. Enable System Protection in Windows 10
System Restore or System Protection feature is not enabled by default in Windows 10. Hence, the first step is to Enable System Protection on your computer.
1. Open File Explore > right-click on This PC and click on Properties.
2. On System properties screen, click on System Protection link located in the left pane.
3.If prompted, enter your Admin Password to move to the next screen.
4. On System Properties screen, select System Protection Tab and click on the Configure button.
5. On the next screen, select Turn On System Protection option and click on Apply and OK.
This will activate or enable the System Protection feature on your computer.
You can now Create Daily System Restore Points on your computer, using Windows Defender Registry (Windows Home) and Group Policy (Windows Pro).
2. Create Daily System Restore Points Using Registry
This method is applicable if you are using the Home edition of Windows 10. Windows Pro users can Create Daily System Points using Group Policy Editor (next method).
Note: It is highly recommended that you make a backup of Registry Files before making any changes to registry files.
1. Right-Click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. In the Run Command window, type regedit and click on OK.
Note: You can also open the Run Command window by pressing Win + R keys.
3. On the Registry Editor Screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender.
4. Right-click on Windows Defender, select New > Key option in the contextual menu.
5. Name the newly created Key as ‘Scan‘.
6. Open the Scan Folder > right-click anywhere in the right panel and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value in the contextual menu.
7. Name the newly created DWORD as DisableRestorePoint and double click on it.
8. In Edit DWORD pop-up, enter “0” as value data and click on OK to close the DWORD.
9. Restart your computer to enable this change.
From now on, Windows Defender will create a daily restore points on your computer.
At any time you can disable the Creation of Daily System restore points on your computer by changing the Value data for DisableRestorePoint DWORD to “1” or by deleting the DisableRestorePoint value.
3. Create Daily System Restore Points Using Group Policy
If you are using Windows Pro, you can enable Daily System Restore Points by using Group Policy Editor.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. In the Run Command window, type gpedit.msc and click on OK to open Local Group Policy Editor.
3. On Local Group Policy Editor screen, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus > Scan.
4. Open the Scan folder and double-click on Create a system restore point in the right pane.
5. On the next screen, select the Enabled option and click on the OK button to save the changes.
6. Restart your computer to enable this Local Group policy on your system.
From now on, Windows Defender will automatically create a System Restore Point on your computer, whenever it scans your computer for viruses on a daily basis.
At any time, you can disable Daily Restore Points by going back to Group Policy Editor and selecting Disabled or Not configured option on “Create a system restore point” screen.