Turning onÂ system protectionÂ for a drive allows System Restore to include the drive whenÂ restore pointsÂ are created so you can undo undesired system changes by reverting to a previous point in time.
System RestoreÂ monitors system changes and saves the system state as a restore point. If a system problem develops as a result of a system change, the user can return the system to a previous state using the data from a restore point.
Restore pointsÂ are created to let users select a previous system state. Each restore point contains the required information to restore the system to the selected state. Restore points are created before key changes are made to the system.
Use System RestoreÂ to make restore points when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and when you create a restore point manually. System Restore does not restore user data or documents, so it will not cause users to lose their files, e-mail, browsing history, or favorites. Restoring will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.
If an app, command, or schedule calls to create a restore point in Windows 11, system restore will only create the restore point if no other restore point has already been created within the pastÂ 24 hours (1440 minutes)Â by default. Users can always manuallyÂ create a restore pointÂ at any time from within the System Restore user interface though.
You can change theÂ system restore point creation frequencyÂ to how many minutes you want instead of the default 1440 minute for System Restore to skip creating a new restore point if any restore points were created within the previous set minutes. SettingÂ 0Â minutes for unlimited will have System Restore never skip creating a new restore point.
This tutorial will show you how to increase or decrease the system restore point creation frequency to what you want in Windows 10 and Windows 11.