There are times when your Windows 10 system keeps having problems. You try various avenues, but the problem still remains. Windows has a feature called System Restore that allows you to reverse changes made to your Operating system. It is used to return important Windows files and settings – like your drivers, registry keys, system files, installed programs and so on to their previous versions and settings.
Note that carrying out a System Restore affects only Windows files and not your personal files. Windows keeps saving important events on the timeline such as the installation of an Operating system, drivers through Restore points. If anything should go wrong, Windows can revert to the working state.
How to do a System Restore?
- Click on Start
- Type Control Panel in the search bar and hit Enter.
- Now click System and Security.
- In System and Security window, click System.
- On the left pane, click System protection.
- System Properties window pops up. Now click on System Restore
- Click Next from System Restore window titled Restore system files and settings.
- Now select the restore point from the list.
- Click Next.
- Now you see Confirm your restore point You can confirm the restore point that you want to use and click Finish button.
- A prompt appears Once started, System Restore cannot be interrupted. Do you want to continue? Click Yes.
- System Restore will now go back to the date and time logged with the restore point that you selected in Step 8.
- Now on an empty screen, you can see the message Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored. This process would take 15 minutes. Do not turn off or restart your computer during this time!
- Wait as your system restarts.
- Sign into Windows like you normally do.
- Once logged in, you can see a small window on Desktop with the message System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to [date time]. Your documents have not been affected.
- Click on the Close button.
- After System Restore process is complete, check if all the issues are resolved.
- If System Restore did not solve the issue, you can repeat the above process by selecting an even older restore point.(if it is available) OR continue to look for solutions.
- If System Restore caused any additional problems, you can undo System Restore by repeating steps 1 to 7 above and choose Undo System Restore.
Follow these steps if system restore is not working on Windows 10.
Data recovery with Remo Recover software
If there was any accidental deletion of data during the System restore process, you can recover it using Remo Recover software.
The data recovery software is equipped to restore data even after Operating system re-installation.
Remo Recover also shows you in few simple steps to recover data after factory restore.
The software can also recover data from lost, deleted, formatted or re-formatted drives and partitions as well.
The user interface is pretty simple and even a novice user can install the software, follow simple on-screen instructions to recover all their data.