System Restore Not Working in Windows 10

Dear Computer Lady:

I follow you religiously and hope you can help me out now. Both my Toshiba laptop computers are upgraded to Windows 10.

Is it a coincidence that I cannot do a system restore any more on either computer?


Dear Ellie,

System Restore is still available in Windows 10, but in most cases, when you upgrade to Windows 10, System Restore is turned off and it is up to you to go in and turn it back on. Here is how:

1. Right-click on your start button, and click on “Control Panel” in the context menu that appears.

2. In the Control Panel, click on “System and Security”, then click on “System”.

3. In the left column, click on “System Protection”.

4. A small dialog box will appear. Look for your C: drive and check to see if system protection is on or off. In your case, it is probably off.

5. Click on your C: drive, then click the “Configure” button to set up system restore for this drive.

6. Click, “Turn on system protection” then move the slider to set the amount of space you want to use for system restore, then click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box to close it and save your changes.



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