System restore points only include system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings at the time of creation but not personal files like music, image or other documents. Through restore points, you can easily revert your system to a previous state, e.g. in the event of a failed update or faulty driver.
Read on to learn how to revert your system to a previous state in Windows 10.
1. Open Control Panel
Search for "Control Panel" in the Windows menu and left-click the result.
2. System and Security
Control Panel supports different view styles. Please switch to "Category" (2) view under "Category" (1). Then, select "System and Security" (3).
3. Security and Maintenance
Now, click "Security and Maintenance".
Then, click "Recovery".
5. System Restore
After that, select "Open System Restore".
Windows will notify you that your personal files won't be affected and pre-select the most recent restore point. To manually select a restore point, select "Choose a different restore point" (1). Then, click "Next" to proceed.
7. Select restore point
You will then see a list of available restore points. Select one (1) and click "Next" to proceed.
The next dialog displays further details for your selection. Click "Finish" to proceed.
9. Confirm process
Finally, you'll be notified that, once started, the process cannot be interrupted. Click "Yes" to revert your system to the selected state or "No" to cancel.
Once the process is complete, your machine will restart.