Windows 10 Operating System is quite capable of recovering the technical issues that might prevent your computer to work normally. This latest Windows edition has a similar set of recovery tools that come in handy while solving the PC problems. The most relevant feature that one can use to fix the system errors easily is Windows System Restore Windows 10 tool. It is basically a recovery mechanism which can help you to get back important Windows files, drivers, registry keys and more from the previous versions and settings.
In this article, we will get to know how to restore Windows in your computer to get things performing like before. But before that let’s have a look at what the System Restore tool can perform in your device.
Brief Idea About Windows System Restore Windows 10
As we mentioned earlier, you can think of System Restore as the ‘Undo’ option that can take you back to the previous settings. Usually, restoring to a prior state on your computer only affects Windows files. Suppose you’re facing some problems after installing or updating a driver, then you might want to restore the system to the previous state to undo the changes. Although System Restore doesn’t guarantee that the issue will be resolved, it can provide immediate solutions regarding the error.
However, Windows System Restore doesn’t affect the personal information such as photos, documents, email, etc. So, without any hesitation, you can restore the system keeping all your personal files as same as they are in your device.
Stepwise Guide Of How To System Restore On Windows 10
The Windows System Restore tool is one of the helpful services that one can avail while fixing a major problem in Windows. Follow the steps carefully to perform the Windows System Restore on your computer:
First, go to Control Panel. To do that, click on the Start button or the Windows icon at the left bottom corner. Type control panel in the search bar and click on the first result appeared.
In the Control Panel window click on the System and Security option. Under that go to the System. Inside the system section, tap the system protection link on the left of the screen.
A new window of System Properties will appear. There, tap on the System Restore button. In case if you’re unable to see it, then switch to the System Protection tab.
Then, click Next and after that tap on the ‘Restore system files and settings’ option from the System Restore window. Here you’ll find the list of the restore points available on your computer. Select the one you want to use from those restore points.
When you’re done choosing the restore points, click on the Next button to proceed further. Then, there will be a prompt regarding confirmation. Just click on the ‘Confirm your restore point’ window and then click the Finish button.
Next, click on Yes for the option of ‘Once started, System Restore cannot be interrupted. Do you want to continue?’
Now, the System Restore will begin on your Windows 10, and it’ll revert back to the state according to the restore point you have opted in Step 4.
When it will start to restore your computer, it will almost completely shut down. Again it will turn on an empty screen and a message saying ‘Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored’ will appear on the screen.
You have to wait for a while as it will take some time to complete the restoring process. When your computer restarts, sign in to your Windows normally. Then, you’ll see this message on your screen:
‘System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to [date time]. Your documents have not been affected.’
After that, click on the Close button and in this way the Windows System Restore Windows 10 will be done.
What To Do If Windows System Restore Doesn’t Work?
Sometimes there can be some serious issues on your Windows that can prevent you from restoring the system properly. If you come up with this problem, then don’t lose hope as there is a way that you can use to fix the error. All you need to do is start your Windows 10 Operating System in Safe Mode. This allows only the essential parts of the Windows to run and disable the problematic apps, drivers or settings, etc. To enable the Safe Mode, go through the below process:
- Open Start Menu and go to Settings.
- Click on Update & Security and under that tap Recovery option.
- Locate Advanced start-up and click on Restart now tab below that.
- Then, Windows will restart and a menu of ‘Choose an option’ will appear.
- Go to Troubleshoot and then click on Advanced options.
- There, you’ll find the System Restore option. Click on it.