System Restore is a good first option for helping your computer, if it’s acting poorly after an update or recent installation. There are many ways to repair Windows 10, but System Restore is the most gentle. If you run System Restore, it will leave your files alone, and only “roll back time” on Windows and installed programs.

To run System Restore, you can press Windows + R on your keyboard, type in RSTRUI and click OK. Or you can:

1) Click Start
2) Go to Settings
3) Search for “Restore Point”
4) Click “Create a Restore Point”
5) Click the System Restore button.

The odd thing is, on many Windows computers, this handy tool is turned OFF. And if it is off, then it will have no data to restore your computer back to, and be unusable. It must be ON, all the time, so that it can periodically make its Save Points.

To make sure that it is ON, follow steps 1-4 above, and look for your C Drive in the Protection Settings panel. It should say On, next to it; if it doesn’t, highlight your C drive and click the Configure button for options to turn it on.

You do not really need to turn this on for others drives, just the C Drive. And you may want to return to this every so often — I suspect Windows Updates occasionally turns this feature off, and I can’t explain why!