System Restore: How to Use it?

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System Restore: How to Use it?

Postby Ivy » 2012-09-19 5:04

System Restore is a component of Microsoft operating systems of Windows XP and the later versions. System Restore allows Windows users to roll back system files, registry keys and installed programs to a previous state when they come across system failure or when they get infected with virus but have no way to fix the computer.

In this post, I will introduce how to create System Restore point and how to use System Restore to retrieve back your operating system to previous statue. Read more about the detail information.


How to Create System Restore Point?

When you take action to create a System Restore point, it automatically backs up your registry files, system files and the programs you installed on your computer. You can try to create a System Restore point with the help of following steps.

Step1, Open up the Start Menu and right-click on “Computer”, and then select “Properties”.

Step2, By performing step1, you will be forwarded to System section of Control panel. Click on the “System Protection” link on the left hand side.


Step3, Please click “System Protection” link to get to System Restore section.

Step4, Click the “Create” button to create a new restore point. You’ll be prompted for a name. You can give whatever name you like, but I would like suggest you take a unique and useful name that you’ll be able to easily identify later.


Step5. Click the "Create" button, and then the system will create the restore point. Please just wait, you will get a message saying that "The restore point was created successfully".


How to use system restore to recover the computer?

When you install a malicious program which corrupts your computer, or when your system behaves irregularly after a major operating system or driver updates, while you fail to solve your computer problem after you uninstall the malicious program or the updates, you may need to the take system restore point to recover your computer with following steps.

Step1, Please Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program or type system restore into the Windows desktop search box in the Start button to search for the System Restore.

2) Click on the System Restore program icon, and you will be forwarded to "Restore system files and settings" page.


3) Click "Next" on the Restore system files and settings window and then you will be prompted to "Restore your computer to the state it was in before the selected event" page as following.


4) Choose the restore point that you want to use and click next to start the system restore. The "Scan for affected programs" button will give you a report of which program and drivers will be deleted and which programs may not work correctly and may need to be reinstalled if you use that restore point.

5) Confirm your selection by reading over the details, please click the "Finish" button to start the system restore.
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