System Restore has saved many people from a variety of mistakes, including malware and viruses. The concept is that it sets your computer back to a time in the past when a problem wasn’t occurring. It didn’t delete personal files created since that time, but it could correct many problems. Amazingly, in Windows 10, the default setting is for system restore to NOT be enabled. I have no idea why Microsoft would do this, but my reaction is to tell you to turn it on immediately. Here’s how:
The easiest way to get to System Protection is via the Cortana/search box on the task bar. Just type in “System Protection” and at the top of the pop-up panel you should see Create a restore point Control panel. Click that and the System Properties window appears.>
You will see a box called Protection Settings. Look at OS (C:)(System). If it doesn’t say “On”, click the Configure button. Make sure it is marked to “Turn on system protection”.
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How to add any website to Window 10’s Start Menu
Using the Edge browser:
Open Microsoft Edge and then navigate to the page you want to add. In the upper right-hand corner, click the three horizontal dots, and then from the drop down menu select Pin this page to Start. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm. Click Yes and you’ll find the site at the bottom of the live tile section in your Start menu.
Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the webpage you want to add to Start.
Once you’re on the page, right-click in an open space on the site and select Create shortcut from the context menu. IE will then show a pop-up window asking if you want to create a desktop shortcut. Click Yes.
To do the same thing in Chrome and Firefox, go to the address bar and click-and-drag the icon to the left of “http,” and drop it on the desktop. The icon will either be a green lock, a rectangular piece of paper, or a globe. Next, right-click the desktop icon you just created and select Copy.
To add it to Start:
Now type “run” into the Cortana/search box. The top choice should be the Run desktop app.
Once Run opens, type in shell:programs, click OK, and an Explorer window will open.
Now just right-click in the main part of that window (be careful not to accidentally open a folder) and select Paste.
Your website is now in Start but it’s buried in the “All apps” list. To remedy this, just click Start > All apps and scroll down to the listing in the alphabetical list. Once you find it, just click-and-drag it onto the live tiles (right) side of the Start menu and you’re done.
After you’ve added your webpages to Start, feel free to delete your shortcuts from the desktop.