Things to Do After Restoring Windows Settings Using System Restore

Windows comes with a feature, create a restore point, which can be used when your system gets cuckoo, to restore your system to the state where things were fine. There can be a number of scenarios wherein you can find your computer to be in a state where you will be required to go to restore your computer. The common ones are:

  • Virus attack.
  • Corrupt system.

Remember that creating a restore point does not mean creating a backup of your data. So it will not back the data and but would only save an image of your system settings. Therefore, you should always take a backup of your system before making any changes. Restore Point cannot get your computer’s lost data back.

How To Create A Restore Point On Windows 10

Step 1: Open Start Menu and type Control Panel on the search box. Click on it to open Control Panel.

Open Control Panel

Step 2: Go to System & Security> System.

System Protection Control Panel

Click on System protection from the left side options.

Step 3: Go to the System Properties window, and under the section of System restore, go to Protection settings. Select the preferred disk to pick when trying to restore the system.

System Properties Windows 10

As you will see in default mode all are shown as OFF. You will be needed to select one and click on Configure.

Step 4: Another window pops up, Restore settings, which shows System Protection is disabled. Change that to Turn on System Protection by selecting that option and click on OK to apply changes.

System Protection Windows 10 1

Step 5:  Now, as you can see, the change in the selected Disk is shown as Protection On. Go to Create button.

System Protection Windows 10 2

Step 6. Enter a relevant name which is easy to recognize as a restore point. The restore point will have a date and time added automatically on it.

System Properties Restore Point Windows 10

Now whenever you need to restore your system, you can follow steps 1 to 3 and get to System Restore. This shows as an option when a restore point exists with your system. Click on it to get back to the settings and you will not be required to lose your system to some virus attack or abrupt system failures.

Update Drivers Using Advanced Driver Updater –

Since the system restore gets your settings back to the last known good state. After recovering these settings, you need to do are updating your drivers since these are also affected by corrupt files. Issues including sound not working, not able to play videos or games on your system due to graphics card or system unable to read the commands can be addressed by this.

It is caused by device drivers as their files go missing or corrupt while the system is affected. To get out of this situation, we recommend using a third-party tool Advanced Driver Updater which will connect your hardware with the operating system. As the device drivers need to stay up to date for smooth functioning.

All the device drivers on Windows 10 can be fixed by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Get Advanced Driver Updater and install it on your system.

Step 2: As the setup is complete, Advanced Driver Updater tends to show the current status of your Computer.

Due to the corrupt or missing files, device drivers will be shown as outdated. Now to fix the issue, you need to click on Start Scan now.

Advanced Driver Updater

Step 3: After the system restore, you can see a lot of them will be stated as Outdated. But with software it can be changed, and they will function properly.

The device drivers on your Windows 10 will be quickly fixed with communicating from the respective manufacturer’s website. Those drivers who needn’t to be fixed should be excluded from the list.

Remove the check mark beside the driver that you want to exclude.

Advanced Driver Updater Scan Results

To change the status, click on Update all and the button will perform the function successfully.

Step 4: Remember to restart the computer to apply changes to the system. Now the status message for the drivers will change to Updated for Windows.

It has an option to create a backup of the drivers under the section Backup.

Advanced Driver Updater Backup

You can make a selective backup by choosing the ones you wish to backup by Advanced Driver Updater. You can also just click on complete backup for all system drivers. Once selected, click on Next to move forward with your preferences.

Restore will help you get back to the driver status from the backup. In any case, where you wish to get the saved settings of the drivers back, you can select the stored backup and click on Load backup.

Advanced Driver Updater Restore Drivers


Advanced Driver Updater is a helpful tool to scan the system for outdated drivers. Select and install the correct drivers for your system and contribute to the improved performance of computer.

You can go to settings to schedule a driver scan to keep it up to date with the latest versions.

Wrapping Up:

This is how you create and restore a Windows 10 System Restore point and take your system back to the last known good configuration. Along with this, you need to keep in mind that the device drivers have to be updated to get your system up and running and therefore you need Advanced Driver updater to perform the task.

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