How to Use System Restore on Windows 10

If something goes wrong with your Windows 10 computer, due to a new app installation or a recent driver upgrade, simply trying to uninstall or roll back the driver doesn’t always work. That’s where Windows 10 System Restore comes in, as it essentially lets you jump back to a previous time when Windows was working just fine. Before you use the feature, you should know how it impacts your computer. Since Windows 10 System Restore doesn’t make a backup of your personal documents, restoring your system won’t change any of them. Instead, it keeps a track of all the apps you had, so once you choose a point, any apps that were installed after that will be gone, and the uninstalled ones will come back.

How to Use System Restore on Windows 10

  • Hit Start, and type in restore.
  • Choose Create a restore point.
  • In the System Protection tab, under System Restore, click System Restore.
  • A new dialog box will give you a brief description of System Restore. Choose Next.
  • On the next page, you’ll see the available restore points, with a date next to each of them. Select the desired one, and click Scan for affected programs.
  • In a new dialog box, you’ll have two different lists – the top one shows programs that will be deleted, and the bottom one shows programs that will be restored. Once you’ve noted the important ones, click Close.
  • If you’re ready, choose the appropriate restore point, and click Next.
  • Windows 10 will ask you to confirm. Go through the details, and then click Finish.
  • In a final dialog box, System Restore will inform you that it cannot be interrupted.
  • Click Yes to begin.

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