Makale Kimliği : S700026822 / Son Değiştirilme Tarihi : 26.06.2012

How to restore the computer to an earlier time using the System Restore feature

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This article gives detailed information on how and when to use the Windows System Restore feature.

difficulty rating Difficulty rating:
Easy
time needed Time needed:
10 minutes activity


System restore is a very useful troubleshooting tool if your computer recently started to expose erratic behaviour. We recommend to restore the system to the most recent date before the problem started.

Important:

  • This procedure must be performed while logged in as Administrator or to an account with Administrator rights.
  • The System Restore procedure will restore the Registry and other settings back to the date and time selected. No data will be lost. Saved documents and e-mail will not be affected by performing a System Restore.
  • Any hardware or software that has been installed after the date of the restore point will need to be reinstalled.

Notes:

  • If the operating system will not start in Normal Mode, restart the computer in  Safe Mode
  • If the operating system will not start in Normal Mode or Safe Mode, restart the computer in Safe Mode using the Command Prompt. At the Command Prompt, type C:\Windows\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe and then on the keyboard , press the ENTER key to start the System Restore.
  • If the mouse is not available, use the TAB key, or ARROW keys to make the selection.

Procedure:

  1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs - Accessories - System Tools, and click System Restore.
    Note: for Windows Vista, you can just type System Restore after clicking Start.
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    figure 1 - System Restore introduction
  2. In the System Restore window, click the Next button.
    Note: If other users are logged onto the computer, a System Restore dialog box will appear. Click the OK button to continue.
  3. Select the System Checkpoint to which you want to restore your system, and click Next. 
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  4. Click the Finish button to confirm the selected restore point.
    ><br> <figure>figure 3 - System Restore - Confirm your restore point</figure><br> <span style=The operating system will be restored to the date and time selected and the computer will restart.
    Note: This may take several minutes, please do not interrupt the process.