Windows 10 Problems

Most people are afraid of their desktop or laptop operating system crashing and not being able to get their system back up or access their data.

The first thing that should be done is to turn of System Restore. System Restore is the safety net that everyone should be using. When something “breaks”, System Restore allows you to roll back the clock to a time when everything was working well.

To do this, you need to make sure that Windows is taking these snapshots (restore points) on a regular basis. To do this

  1. Type “create a restore point” into the search bar (if search bar is not visible, search in Cortana)
  2. In the system properties window click on your “system” drive to highlight it
  3. Click on “configure” 
  4. Check “turn on system protection”
  5. Drag the “max usage” slider so that it is around 5 GB
  6. Click “apply”

About Sylvia the IT Lady

About Sylvia the IT Lady Sylvia has been working in the IT industry for 25 years. Provided support for users at the Calgary Airport, Calgary City Hall, Nortel, Law firm in Calgary, Law firm in Toronto, Software start-up company and a Bottling company. She began her career after the kids went to school working for an Electrical Contracting firm in Calgary, started on the reception desk ending up as HR manager. Times were changing so she decided to change careers to IT. Received her MSCE from a small technical college in Calgary, and the rest is history. As well as my MSCE she has earned CompTIA Server+, iNet+, Network+ and ITIL.v3. certifications. When she is not supporting companies and user, she can be found in the kitchen canning pickles to enter into local agricultural fairs, (winning several ribbons) preparing pies and quiches for the freezer, hiking in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter and making wine. Learning to play the piano as well.
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