Windows 10 Tips

how to system restore windows 10

System Restore is a process to undo a change within your system. There are different restore points in which you can restore your system back to where the change didn’t occur. If you system restore in Safe Mode, you will NOT be able to undo the system restore as there will be no restore point saved to return to that restore point.
NOTE: In order to perform a system restore you must be logged in as an administrator.

Now let’s begin with the steps to system restore windows 10!

1. Open Control Panel

To open the Control Panel from Run, on your keyboard hold the Windows key and the R key together. From there you will see the Run box, type in Control Panel or Control, that will take you to the Control Panel.
Once within the Control Panel, click on Recovery then click on Open System Restore

2. Once there is a box that says Restore system files and settings, click Next > this will take you to a screen that shows you Recommended restore and choose different restore point. If you want a restore point that is different than the recommended restore, click choose a different restore point.

If you have done a system restore before, you will be prompted to a different box that has old restoration points for your computer. You will be shown the Date and Time, Description and the Type. If you don’t see a restoration point you need, you could click a box that says which will show older restoration points.

3. After selecting Choose a different restore point and clicking Next you will be shown your different restore points, select one where you think was the time when there was no problems within your computer.

  • NOTE: If you would like to check what will be affected by selecting that system restore click on Scan for affected programs. Once that is completed it will show you what files and programs will be affected when you restore your system to that restore point.
    • Once reviewing what programs will be affected when restoring to that restore point, click Close.

4. You will go back to the System Restore box, click Next and then Finish. Once you click finish, a prompt will come up telling you Once started, System Restore cannot be interrupted. Do you want to continue? Click Yes when ready, from there your computer will restart and then begin the System Restore.

  • You will see 4 screens after this step. Once you click Yes your screen will say restarting, then it will say Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored; System Restore is restoring the registry…, then Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored, finally it will say Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored; System Restore is complete.

5. Once the System Restore has completed, sign into your computer. A box will come up confirming that your System Restore was completed successfully, click on the Close button.

Unhappy with the system restore?

  • You are able to restore your computer back to the old restore point, just follow the steps again.


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