Windows 10 Tutorials 161 – How To Do a System Restore in Windows 10

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to do a system restore in Windows 10.

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System Restore feature will use the system restore points created by System Protection feature and if your computer is not working properly, you can restore it back to same state it was in when system restore point was created.

System restore points can be created automatically or manually. When you do a system restore, system protection will automatically create a restore point which you can use to undo changes made by system restore.

System restore will not affect your personal files, however, recently installed programs and drivers might be uninstalled.

Note: You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to perform a system restore.

How To Do a System Restore in Windows 10:

  1. Open Control Panel (small icons view), and click on the Recovery option.
  2. Click on the Open System Restore link.
    How To Do a System Restore in Windows 10
  3. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  4. Select the restore point that you would like to restore Windows back to.
  5. To check which programs and drivers will be affected by system restore, click on the Scan for affected programs button.
  6. To continue with system restore, click on the Next button.
    How To Do a System Restore in Windows 10
  7. Click on the Finish button to start restore process. Click Yes to confirm in next Window.
  8. Your system will restart now and perform the restore.
    How To Do a System Restore in Windows 10
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