Windows 7 – How to use System Restore

Windows 7 has a feature called System Restore which automatically backs up registry and system files whenever you install new software or drivers.

It can be used to repair a system which has become slow or unstable since installing new software or hardware.

How to restore Windows 7 using System Restore

Please note: Windows will automatically restart during the restoration process. Save and close any important files before progressing.

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and type restore
  2. Open the ‘System Restore’ program from the list
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  4. Click on the ‘Next’ button
  5. Tick ‘Show more restore points’
  6. This will give you a full list of all the restore points available, indicating the change whiich triggered the restore point
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  8. Select the restore point you need to roll back to then click on the ‘Next’ button
  9. Then press ‘Finish’ then ‘Yes’ to complete the restore.
  10. Windows will automatically restart during the restore process.
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