Windows 7: How to do System Restore

We have already seen in the earlier post, how to create a system restore point. Today, we are going to see how to do system restore using the system restore points we created. This is simply bringing back the computer settings to the stage, what it is, before the system restore point is created.

There are two cases to do this system restore.

Case 1: If you’re able to boot and login to Windows 7.

Start at the “Control Panel”, then select “System and Security”

Control Panel System Security Windows 7: How to do System Restore

Select “Action Center”.

System And Security Windows 7: How to do System Restore

Select “Recovery”

Action Center Windows 7: How to do System Restore

You can begin the system restore operation with the following:

Click on “Open System Restore” button.

Open System Restore Windows 7: How to do System Restore

“Restore System Files and Settings”. Click on Next.

Restore System Files And Settings Windows 7: How to do System Restore

One has to determine which restore point is the preferred one to use.

System Restore Windows 7: How to do System Restore

If those are not enough, one can choose others. Check the checkbox “Show More Restore Points”.  You have additional restore points available.

Show More Restore Points Windows 7: How to do System Restore

Confirm Your Restore Point.

Confirm Your Restore Point Windows 7: How to do System Restore

Click on Finish. After this, your computer settings will be restored back before the system restore point, although all the files you created after the restore point will remain intact.

Case 2: If the computer is unable to boot.

After a restart or when the computer is starting, press F8 continuously. If you’re using dual booting, you can do this when you are presented with the boot manager and after selecting the operating system of your choice.

Repair Your Computer Windows 7: How to do System Restore

This will take you into a Repair Boot mode on the System Recovery Options Menu.  From here just click, “System Restore” and follow Case 1 steps, which are relevant to you.

System Restore Boot Mode Windows 7: How to do System Restore

Very Simple! This process is used when there is trouble after installing any software or you feel that your computer is not working as usual etc.

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  • Bluff Panjoy

    Hey I have a question. .
    This is System Restore using a restore point
    I am well accustomed to it.
    But I don’t know how a restore from System Image I created will be different from this.
    Would a restore from ‘System Image’ completely deploy the environment when it was created.
    P.S : I am asking this because once I did a system restore using a restore point and I had to reinstall Office 2010 suite as it no longer worked after the restore.