How to do a System Restore in Windows

System Restore is a very useful feature of windows which allows you to restore your computer to a previous normal working state by fixing any changes made by malicious programs or tweaks. If your PC misbehaves or express any lags in performance after any installations or changes made to the settings, a system restore might help you by reverting the windows settings and programs to a previous working state. There are many instances you need the help of the windows system restore and there are many methods to do a system restore in windows. Today we are discussing How to do a system restore in windows versions like windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1 and windows 10. So, let’s start.

 

How to do a System Restore in Windows 7

To do a system restore in windows 7, there are many methods or many options to select from. You could select the appropriate one from the following provided methods. Below we are discussing How to do a system restore using a recommended restore point in windows 7. You might need some of the last steps in the following methods. So, carefully analyze them.

How to do a system restore using a recommended restore point

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In the search box, type ‘System Restore.’
  3. It might show you some results, click System Restore.‍
  4. Type the password or confirm the action if prompted.
  5. Click Recommended restore.
  6. Then, Click Next.
  7. Analyze the restore point, and click Finish.
  8. Your Restore process will start now.

In some cases, there may be no recommended restore point on the restore window. If you recently installed windows or accidently deleted the recommended restore points of you computer, or if you want to restore a very older version of the computer,  you might restore your PC using a specific restore point. Follow the steps in the next method to choose a specific restore point.

How to do a system restore using a specific restore point

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In the search box, type ‘System Restore.’
  3. It might show you some results, click System Restore.‍
  4. Type the password or confirm the action if prompted.
  5. In the next step Do one of the following:
    • If there is a recommended restore point: click Choose a different restore point option, and click Next.
    • If there isn’t a recommended restore point: simply click Next.
  6. Select any restore point as you prefer.
  7. Click Next.
  8. If you want to know the programs and drivers that will be affected by the system restore, click on Scan for affected programs option.
  9. Analyze the restore point, and click Finish.
  10. Your Restore process will start now.

How to do a System Restore in Windows 8 and 8.1

System restore in windows 8 and 8.1 is a little different from the windows 7. The design of the windows 7 and 8 or 8.1 are far different. So, newbies may feel some problems in the beginning. So, follow the steps below to do a system restore in windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Move the mouse to the right bottom or upper corner of your screen.
  2. A list of options will be visible
  3. Click on the Search icon.
  4. Type ‘Control Panel‘ in the search box.
  5. Click Control Panel option on the shown list.
  6. Type ‘Recovery‘ in the Panel search box on the control panel.
  7. Click Recovery option.
  8. Then click Open System Restore option.
  9. It will show you the recovery window.
  10. Follow the instructions as on the windows 7 section as you prefer.

How to do a System Restore in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft release. The system restore in windows 10 is not far different from the windows 8 and 8.1, but there is a slight change in the process. So, follow the steps given below to do a system restore in windows 10.

  1. Right-click or press and hold the Start button of the windows.
  2. Select Control Panel option.
  3. Type ‘Recovery‘ in the Panel search box on the control panel.
  4. Select Recovery option.
  5. Then click Open System Restore option.
  6. Then click Next.
  7. It will show you the recovery window.
  8. Follow the instructions as on the windows 7 section as you prefer.

We hope this helped you to restore your windows version to a previous version. If you done that correctly, you might be able to revert any errors in your OS. If you face any problems in the process or have anything to share, let us know through your comments. We are always happy to hear it from you.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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