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Windows 10 System Restore

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This article will walk you through turning on and setting a restore point, restoring back to a set restore point, and turning on Defer Updates for Windows 10.

A restore point allows you to revert your system back to a starting point in the event your system becomes unstable for any reason and cannot be easily resolved. zSpace recommends making a restore point after installation when the system is fully licensed and verified. This will allow you to revert to a good system in the event of any system corruption which cannot be resolved.

Index

  • Turn on System Restore and set a Restore point
  • To restore a system
  • Turn on Defer Updates
  • System Reset

Turn on System Restore and set a Restore point

  1. Click on the search bar directly to the right of the Windows Start button and type Restore and press enter.
  2. Click on Configure
  3. Select Turn on system protection and move the slider bar under Max Usage to 10%.
  4. Click ok.
  5. Click on Create.
  6. Type in a name for the restore point. Make sure the name is descriptive such as “zSpace Lab initial setup”.
  7. Select create. Your restore will be set.

To restore a system

  1. Click on the search bar directly to the right of the Windows Start button and type Restore and press enter.
  2. Click on System Restore…
  3. You will be shown a list of all currently available restore points. Click on the restore point which you want to restore the PC too. I have my previously selected “zSpace Lab initial setup”. Select Next.
  4. Confirm the point you want to restore back to. Clicking Finish will start the restore.

Turn on Defer Updates

Turning on Defer Updates stops “feature” Windows Updates but still allows security updates. zSpace strongly recommends that you postpone updates by following the steps below.

  1. Select the Windows Start Icon at the bottom left of the desktop.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Settings app, select Update & security followed by Windows Update.
  4. From the Windows Update window, select Advanced options.
  5. Check the box “Defer upgrades”.
  6. Close the window.

System Reset

Worst case scenario is system reset. This will reset the PC back to the state of when Windows was first installed on the PC. This feature is only available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Below are the steps for Windows 10.

  1. Select the Windows Start Icon at the bottom left of the desktop.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Settings app, click or tap Update & security, followed by Windows Update.
  4. Along the left column select Recovery then under Reset this PC select Get started.
  5. Next you need to decide how to reset your PC. You have two options. One will reset everything restoring your PC to a clean state. Second option will save personal files such as documents you have written but will remove all installed applications.
  6. Choose the option that meets the needs for your situation. Warning, both of these options will remove all zSpace installed applications. Your applications will be lost.
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