System Restore allows a computer user to restore the computer to an earlier date and time in the event that you begin to experience problems as a result of recent changes or upgrades. This convenient feature safeguards your computer in case of a bug or software conflict. System Restore doesn't delete any user files and is a safe way to immediately get your computer running back to normal after an unseen issue.
Click the "Start" button followed by clicking: "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and "System Restore."
Click "Next" on the window that appears.
Click the date and time you wish to restore your computer to. The description and type fields will tell you what event place and what action was taken that created the system restore point. If you wish to restore your computer to an even earlier date than the ones selected, click the "Show more restore points" check box and select one from the newly generated list.
Click the "Scan for affected programs" button to find out if any of your programs will be removed as a result of the restoration process.
Click the "Next" button after you have made your choice and confirm your selection by clicking "Finish." Your computer will log you out and begin the restoration process.
- If the problem you were experiencing is not remedied by the system restore, you can undo the system restore or select a new restore point. After the system restore is complete, your computer will prompt you asking you if you would like to undo, keep, or select a new restore point.
- Although system restore does not delete any user files during the process (only affected programs), backup any important files and documents in case your computer runs into another malfunction during the process.
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