This tool will help users to restore the computer at a time, maybe a few days ago or a month earlier. This time can be created by the user or the computer will be up to date. Any software we install will not be deleted on the system, because System Restore is only responsible for restoring the system files. In the following article, we will show you how to restore the system using System Restore Windows.
Important note: Before performing a system restore from System Restore, you must keep in mind that once the recovery process is performed it cannot be interrupted, canceled or stopped midway. Please make sure the computer is powered, the battery is full in about half an hour. Do not turn off or restart the computer during this process until you receive the message of successful recovery.
1. How to use System Restore Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1
Open the Control Panel (type Control Panel into the search bar on Windows 10 or the Charms Bar on Windows 8 / 8.1)
Click System and Security in Control Panel. If View by is set to Large icons or Small icons, look for System and click on it.
Open System in System and Security.
Look in the left panel and select System protection.
In the window that opens, click on System Restore. If the button is dimmed, click Configure ...> Turn on system protection> OK, then click System Restore. If you have never created a system restore point, click Create to create a new system restore point, select the time to restore, and click OK.
If you created a restore point, choose System Restore> Next, confirm the restore point you want to use on the window that opens, and click the Finish button> Yes to start the restore. Once started, the process can not be stopped, can not be canceled or changed, only waiting for it to complete.
The computer will reboot when the restore is completed, it will be returned to the state of the time you selected in the previous step. A small System Restore window with the message Preparing to restore your system ... will appear, then Windows will almost completely shut down.
A screen displays the message: "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored", then other messages such as System Restore is initializing ..., System Restore is restoring the registry ..., and System Restore is removing temporary files ... generally it takes about 15 minutes.
Wait for the computer to automatically restart, log in to Windows as usual. You will get a small window saying "System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to [the time you choose]. Your documents have not been affected." > click Close.
It's done, try it out to see if there's a problem.
2. How to use System Restore on Windows 7
We also follow the path Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore. A list of recovery points appears. Choose a time in the list and click Next.
Finally, we just need to click Finish to confirm the time to restore the operating system only.
3. How to use System Restore Windows XP:
First of all we need to enable System Restore on Windows XP. At the desktop interface, right-click My Computer and select Properties. Next in the System Restore tab, enable System Restore for the drives, especially the C drive as shown below:
Next, open System Restore by Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.
We will see there are 2 options. With the first option Restore my computer to an earlier time allows you to restore it at a previous time. The second option Create a restore point automatically creates a restore point. Check the first option and click Next.
We will then see the calendar and the times selected for the restore. You choose a time when the computer is most efficient, without problems, then click Next.
The computer will appear a message, click Next to proceed with the system backup. The computer will reboot again before proceeding with the backup.
4. Using System Restore on Windows Vista:
First, make sure System Restore is enabled. Next, follow the path Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.
Check Choose a different restore point and click Next to move to the next step.
A list of restore points appears. Check the Show restore points older than 5 days section below to show additional restore time. We tick a time and click Next to continue.
Finally, we need to confirm the recovery time and click Finish.
System Restore has the same usage on Windows operating systems, so you can rely on how to recover on Windows 7 with Windows 8 or Windows 10. A normal computer will automatically create a time for system recovery. But it is best to manually create a restore point using System Restore, which can restore the computer to the time we need.