All too often Windows Updates can stuff up a perfectly functioning PC. If you experience a slower machine, crashes, blue screens, programs not opening or updates not installing properly sometimes the cause is that an update is faulty. Windows 10 has a built in function to undo updates but unbeknownst to most users, a preventative measure often needs to take place to ensure you can use the rollback feature. Here’s how to make sure the system restore is turned on, in the event that you experience problematic symptoms that a rollback may resolve:
Step 1, open File Explorer.
Step 2, right click This PC.
Step 3, click Properties.
Step 4, click System Protection.
Step 5, if Protection for C Drive is enabled, then the setting is turned on. Perfect. If it’s set to Off (like it was on my PC) click Configure just below.
Step 6, select Turn on System Protection. Then click Apply, then OK.
Now if an update wreaks havoc on your machine you will have restore points automatically saved on your hard drive that you can restore from. Sometimes this means reinstalling a program or two that you have recently installed but it doesn’t affect your personal files.
If you have any difficulties with this process feel free to email or call us. Happy computing!