If you know how to use a Windows 7 restore point on your computer, this guide may help you.
In the first article in this series of articles on Windows 7 Backup, I explained how to create a Windows 7 System Restore. This article explains how to use this restore point to recover a problematic PC, and how to: restore or use a restore point to Windows 7 computer that won’t start.
Thus, Windows 7 System Restore is a familiar and relatively safe method of restoring your computer. By default, System Restore is enabled and creates restore points when you install new software or change Windows settings.
Ok, let’s get down to Windows 7 recovery!
Note. If you recently restored your computer to a system image, Windows 7 will automatically delete any system restore points that existed before the restoration.
Restoring Windows 7 to a System Restore Point
1. Enter “System Restore” from the “Start” menu. Press Enter or click the system restore shortcut.
2. On the System Restore page, click Next. NowYou will be prompted to select a previously created system restore point. If you see multiple restore points, try choosing the one that exists before the problems occur.
Optional: If you are not sure if any of your programs will lose data during the recovery process, you can click the Scan for Affected Programs button to check if this is the problem.
3. Confirm the time and description of the restore point, then click Finish.
Note. Below I have highlighted a important point. If you recently changed your password, System Restore will return it to the point where you created the password. If you cannot remember your old password, please create a password reset disk before recovering.
But wait, what if Windows 7 won’t start? How do I access System Restore?
If you continue to press the F8 key after the reset, you will have access to additional boot options. You will see the option to repair your computer at the top of the list.
This option will take you to boot recovery mode in the System Recovery Options menu. Here, just click on “System Restore” and follow the instructions above.
What is System Restore?
If your system is experiencing an error due to faulty software – perhaps an application you installed or a driver that broke something important – troubleshooting can be difficult. With System Restore, you can reset your Windows installation to its last working state.
For this purpose, “restore points” are created from time to time. Restore points are snapshots of Windows system files, specific program files, registry settings, and hardware drivers. You can always create a restore point, although Windows automatically creates a restore point once a week. Recovery point tAlso generated just before an important system event such as B. installing a new device driver, installing a new application, or performing a Windows update.
Then, if something is wrong, you can run System Restore and point to the recently restored point. These system settings, files, and drivers are restored and the underlying Windows system reverts to its previous state.
This can be very helpful in solving certain types of problems. For example, if you are installing a device driver that makes your computer unstable, you can uninstall that driver. However, in some cases, the driver may not be removed properly, or the system files may be damaged if you uninstall it. If you use System Restore and select a restore point that was created before the driver was installed, your system files can be restored to their previous state before the problem occurred.
Windows Restore can also be very helpful in repairing damage caused by A faulty application or Windows update. Sometimes apps and updates can cause problems with other apps or even system components. Simply uninstalling the app cannot fix the damage. However, restoring to a point before installing the app can often fix the problem.
Fix 1: System Restore Enabled
If there are no system restore points, it may be because the system restore utility was manually disabled. If you disable System Restore, all previously created points will be deleted. It is enabled by default.
Follow the instructions below to make sure everything is working properly during a system restore.
For Windows XP:
- Click Start> Control Panel.
- Click System.
- Click the System Restore tab.