System Restore: One of the Best Features of Windows

When we use computers, we are most afraid of encountering strange system problems. Although it was still fine just now, why suddenly there was a problem At this point, besides the two major killer tactics of restarting the computer and reinstalling the system, what other foolproof solutions are there?

Of course there is! The system suddenly has a problem, which may be due to oneself (or the system, application, etc.) changing certain settings without realizing it, and troubleshooting is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The built-in system restore function of Windows can be considered one of the best features for Windows! It can restore the registry, local configuration files, system databases, and other contents without reinstalling the operating system or damaging data files, restoring the computer’s state to a normal point in time, thus saving the trouble of self troubleshooting.

How to set up system restore

The system restore function is enabled by default, and we can also set it according to actual usage habits and needs. If there is enough hard disk space, it is recommended to turn on the system restore function for all drive letters. If there is not enough space, you can only turn on the system disk or even turn off system restore (it is generally not recommended to turn it off).

Right click on the start menu and select [System] and then [System Protection].

All disks (or only system disks) can be configured. Click on the selected drive and click on 【 Configure 】.

Check [Enable System Protection].

You can set the maximum usage according to your needs, or delete all restore points for the selected drive.

How to perform system restore

When the system encounters problems, it can be restored. Right click on the start menu and select [System], [System Protection], and then [System Restore]. Optional [recommended restore] or [choose another restore point].

Check [Show more restore points], select the appropriate (computer working properly) restore point, and follow the prompts to operate.

Note: Some applications may need to be reinstalled after system restoration. After selecting a restore point, you can click [Scan Affected Programs] to view the programs and drivers that will be deleted and restored.

After completing the system restore and restarting, the system will prompt that the restore was successful.

If the problem is not resolved, you can right-click on the start menu again, select [System], [System Protection], [System Restore], and then select [Cancel (just) System Restore] or [Select another restore point] to continue restoring.

What to do if system restore fails

If the system restore fails, you can try updating Windows to the latest version. Right click on the start menu, select [System], [Windows Update], [Check for Updates], [Download and Install All], and follow the prompts to complete. In addition, you can also try using system file checking tools to repair lost or damaged system files. 【 Win+S 】 shortcut key to bring up the Windows search box, enter 【 Command prompt characters 】, and click 【 Run as system administrator 】. In the command prompt character window, enter [sfc/scannow] (case insensitive, please note spaces), and press enter (press the Enter key on the keyboard).

The computer will start a system scan. When prompted with “Verify 100% complete”, close the command prompt character window and perform a system restore again.

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