Restore Point Definition
Restore point is a system state that was created in an earlier state, which allows you to restore system to previous date if system crushed. Each restore point owns the critical information needed to restore system. System Restore will create restore points before vital changes in Windows operating system, and it has the feature named automatic restore point space-management to clear the oldest restore points to spare space for the new ones.
How often does the system create restore points automatically?
It all depends on conditions your computer like Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop is facing. There are some conditions the System Restore will create a restore point automatically in Toshiba computers.
Windows Updates installation. Before the Windows updates begin, System Restore will create a restore point just in case.
System restore. It allows for discarding the restore.
Scheduled System Backup. If you set a schedule backup task, the restore point will also created automatically.
Besides, for different Windows operating system, the restore point will be created automatically under differ conditions:
Windows 7/8/10: Restore point will be created only if no restore points created in the last week (7 days).
Windows Vista: Restore point will be created only if there no restore points created in that day.
Windows XP: Restore point will be created every 24 hours of absolute time.
How do I find an earlier restore point in Toshiba computer?
Generally, the system restore point files are located in the System Volume Information folder (it’s hidden by default) of the Toshiba system drive, usually the C drive. To access the folder, it should be visible for you and get the elevated permission. It’s so complicated.
Another easy way to see if you have restore points in Toshiba Satellite computers, here it is:
You could go Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> System Protection.
At the System Protection section, if the System Restore button greyed out. It means no restore points created. Meanwhile, the Protection value is Off.
If you want to create a restore point, you have to pitch on the system partition and turn on the System Protection by pressing Configure.
Tick Turn on system protection and hit OK.
Press Create, input a name, and click Create to set up a Toshiba restore point.
After that, you could restore Toshiba to default settings, or you could use the Windows installation media to do a Toshiba Factory Reset. However, all the data on Toshiba computer will be wiped out, or stuck in Toshiba factory reset recovery key 0 not working problem while resetting.
The Problems of restore point
Though the Toshiba restore point will restore your Toshiba system to previous system state (system and software settings). It has some shortcomings:
It cannot restore personal documents, music, emails, and other files.
It will not restore the accidentally deleted files.
Restore point will delete all the programs installed on Toshiba after the restore point created.
Other ways to create Restore points
Except for the System Protection, other ways like Backup and Restore (Windows 7), File History and the third party backup & restore software are available. The Backup and Restore, File History is not suitable for all cases. Thus, how do I do a system restore point on a Toshiba computer?
The best restore point creator – AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional, will show you how to create Toshiba restore point with simple steps in Windows PCs and Servers:
1. Download the powerful software, open it after installing, and choose OneKey System Backup on main console.
2. Choose Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition (Recommended), and press Next.
You are allowed to Backup system to other location, like internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.
Backup Options: it allows you to encrypt and compress the backup image file.
3. Select a partition on your Toshiba system hard drive to save the system image backup file. Click Start Backup to create a Toshiba restore point in Windows 7/8/10.
This powerful software will backup all the data on Toshiba hard drive, including operating system, programs, software settings, personal files, documents, music, videos, etc.
The backup process will create a factory recovery partition automatically; you are allowed to restore your Toshiba system to factory settings or previous state via the F11 or A key.
The program supports all editions (32-bit and 64-bit) of Windows operating system, like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2003/2008 (R2)/2012 (R2)/2016, SBS 2003/2008/2011, WHS 2011.
Moreover, you could follow Toshiba recovery wizard to restore computer to factory setting in the future with the Toshiba restore point. For several computers you want to manage the system backup and restore, you could try the Family License of the Professional. If you want to create incremental, differential backup, or schedule backup, try another powerful tool – AOMEI Backupper.