How To Use A Restore Point On Your Computer For Windows 7

Unfortunately, there always comes a time when a new user runs into malicious software that slows down their computer.  This is so common and many newbies will randomly delete folders and files that appear not to be important.  This always causes more problems and other applications to malfunction.  Rather than do this, Windows has made it easy to use a restore point on computer.  The instructions below are for users on Windows 7.

First you need to know how to get a restore point.  Click on the bottom left “start” icon.  It will be in the shape of the Windows logo.  In the search bar, type in “System Restore” and click these exact words from the list that is displayed.  A box will now be presented to you explaining the process of restore points.  Click the “Next” button.  By default Windows 7 will display restore points from the most recent system updates that were made to the computer.  These will be the most recent changes made, but if you click on the radio box “Show more restore points”, you will be presented with other significant changes made such dates where programs were installed or uninstalled, etc.  You will also have the option to “Scan for affected programs”.  It is always wise to click on this regardless.

Next, look at the dates and try to remember about or around the time that the computer started to behave badly.  Again you can always highlight the date and then “Scan for affected programs” to see the events that occurred.  Once you are satisfied with the system restore point, highlight and click on “Next”.  Now highlight the drive (usually Windows C ) and click on “Finish” and Windows will roll back to that point.  That is it!  From here you will have to reboot.  A lot of technicians recommend how to use a restore point  in “Safe Mode”.   To do this, simply  reboot and use the F8 key right before Windows starts up and then perform the above steps as directed.

If the computer is still acting poorly,  how to get a restore point from a system repair disc might be necessary.  This is very easy to do and can be created quite easily.  Simply do a search on the internet for the few steps and for the file to be downloaded and burned onto a CD.  Once created, boot from the CD.  System Recovery will search for Windows installations.  Once finished click on the“Next” button.  In order to get to the recovery tools, make sure “Use Recovery Tools That Can Help Fix Problems Starting Windows” is selected.  Click “Next”.  Once in this mode you will be presented with several options such as “System Restore” and “System Image Recovery”.   Depending on what option is chosen, whether you use a restore point on computer or a system backup, restart the computer to gauge the results.  The process may need to be repeated with other options checked off in order to repair the machine. Another option for you is to get help through a registry cleaner. One like PC Health Advisor can show you what is wrong with your system and help you fix it. It may also help you get this whole process done much more quickly than if you were trying to do it all on your own. To download PC Health Advisor, click here.

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