Restoring your Windows computer to a previous date can be a great way to undo any unwanted changes or recover from a system crash. It can also help you troubleshoot software issues and get back to work quickly. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Back Up Your Files
Before you restore your computer, it’s important to back up any important files you have on the system. This will ensure that you don’t lose any data during the restoration process. To do this, open File Explorer and select the files you want to back up. Then, copy them onto an external hard drive or cloud storage service.
Step 2: Access System Restore
Once your files are backed up, you can access the System Restore feature in Windows. To do this, open the Start menu and type “System Restore” into the search bar. Then, select “Create a restore point” from the list of options. This will open the System Properties window where you can access System Restore.
Step 3: Choose a Restore Point
In the System Properties window, select “System Restore” and then choose a restore point from the list of available points. You can choose one of the automatically created points or create a custom one by clicking “Create…” Once you have chosen a restore point, click “Next” and then “Finish” to begin restoring your computer.
Step 4: Confirm Your Selection
The final step is to confirm your selection by clicking “Yes” in the confirmation window that appears after selecting your restore point. This will begin restoring your computer to its previous state and should take several minutes to complete. Once it is finished, your computer will be restored and ready for use again.
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