Beginner Tutorial: How to do a system restore in Windows 7

If you mess up your PC you can use the Windows 7 feature “system restore” to restore your PC to a stable configuration. Can help, but should be used with caution.

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Doing a system restore in Windows 7

1. Step Click on the Start >> Computer.

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2. Step Now, click on the System and Security link.

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3. Step Then, click on the System.

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4. Step Click on the Advanced system settings link.

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5. Step Click on the System Protection tab. Click on System Restore…

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6. Step Click on the Next button.

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7. Step Select the restore point and click on the Next button.

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8. Step Next, you will be asked to confirm whether you really want to restore. Click on Finish.

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9. Step Click on Yes.

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10. Step Next, you will see the system restore is starting. The system will then reboot to complete the restoration

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11. After rebooting, Windows 7 will start normally, but you will get a message ‘System Restore completed successfully’. Click on the Close button. Your system restoration is now completed.

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12. If the problem persists, we recommend to create a new user account and run sfc.exe – for additional details, please read the tutorial:

How to repair system files with sfc.exe

 

The System Restore feature is very useful when you made registry changes that broke functionality of Windows 7 or if you replaced some system files. In that case, it is wise to use the system restore feature to revert back to the last stable restore point.

 

Published: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 Last Modified: August 24, 2011

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