System Restore no longer works after upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 version 1809. How can I fix this?

I noticed I no longer have any system restore points after upgrading to Windows 10 1809. How can go back to an earlier point in time to fix a problem?

When you install a new version of Windows 10, it deletes all system restore points from your previous version of Windows 10 you had installed. You will need to create entirely new system restore points. See infographic below for instructions.

If what you are trying to do is rollback to your previous version of Windows 10, see instructions how to do that:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-windows_install/how-to-use-the-rollback-function-in-windows-10/3e9e5c2d-239f-488c-9f48-64a226302657

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There are methods to fix problems with the operating system or registry if system restore fails.

What problems are you trying to fix?

These are some options for problems with the operating system:

1) In place upgrade repair

2) Reset save files

3) Custom install

If you want to check the availability for system restore points open administrative powershell and type or copy and paste:  Get-ComputerRestorePoint

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/get-computerrestorepoint?view=powershell-5.1

See this link to create system restore points:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

See this link on performing system restore:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4588-system-restore-windows-10-a.html

See this link on repair install or in place upgrade repair:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

When performing an in place upgrade repair files and applications should be saved and only Windows customized settings need to be reset.  In order to perform this step you will need a Windows 10 iso which are available for free on the Microsoft website:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

If you need a Windows 10 iso 1809 it may be available on third party websites.  There is a copy on the desktop of one computer and it may be able to be shared.

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When you install a new version of Windows 10, it deletes all system restore points from your previous version of Windows 10 you had installed. You will need to create entirely new system restore points. See infographic below for instructions.

If what you are trying to do is rollback to your previous version of Windows 10, see instructions how to do that:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-windows_install/how-to-use-the-rollback-function-in-windows-10/3e9e5c2d-239f-488c-9f48-64a226302657

Andre this is very good information to know that when a new version of Windows 10 is installed it deletes all system restore points from the previous version of Windows 10 installed, thank you. The reason I am here commenting is that on November 17, 2018 I choose to do a restore point that was listed for reasons of a mere networking problem and Internet Explorer issue but at that time did not realize that was the same date that Windows 10 updated to version 1803 from Windows 10 version 1709.  Windows 10 version 1803 did have a restore point and did allow that April 13, 2018 restore point to run. I had done nothing on my desktop PC on the same day April 13, 2018 for Windows to create a restore point other than the Window 10 update to version 1803 from version 1709. This I believe is how I ended up after the restore point ran and may I add an unusual long time, I ended up with a blue screen Automatic Repair continuous loop asking me to, Please enter your keyboard layout with all USB ports disabled and no working mouse or keyboard. I have researched and have had several replies here on MS community how I can try to recover my desktop PC running Windows 10 version 1803 in the situation it is and have a plan. I just wonder Andre, how do you think all of this happened to my desktop PC as you stated Windows will delete all restore points when updating to a new Windows 10 version? I would love to hear your comments on this. 

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