System Restore Problem
Sometimes a Windows update can go wrong and you need to restore your computer to an earlier point in time. A lot of things can go wrong and a good way to prevent your computer from a lot of problems is to set your system to automatically set restore points. This is a very good idea because if you set restore points manually, it’s very easy to forget to do it on a regular basis. If your system gets corrupted and you can’t restore your system to an earlier point, you are in serious trouble.
To set a restore point in Windows 7 is very easy. I recommend you to create a restore point before you install new programs or make other changes in your system. Ok, right click on My computer icon on your desktop and go to properties. Click on the System Protection link and then click on the Create button when the System Properties screen opens up. Give your restore point a name and click Create. It can take some time depending on your computer speed, but when it’s done you will have a restore point to get back to if something goes wrong in the future.
If you can run Windows but still need to do a system restore, it can be done in an easy way. Be sure you turn off your antivirus program before you do a system restore, to prevent it from interfering with the restoration process. Open the start menu and then click on All Programs – Accessories - System Tools – System Restore. Click on the System Restore button and follow the instructions. If you cannot access Windows, you need to use a recovery disc to restore your system.
You can usually use the Windows 7 installation disc to restore your system, but if you for any reason cannot find or don’t have an installation disc, ask a friend or get a recovery disc at Systemdiscs.com. To be able to restore your system after a failed update, a bad installation or corrupted settings will save you from a big headache. If you cannot restore your system, you need to reinstall Windows and that will erase all your files and programs.
You can use an external hard drive to backup your files using another computer before you reinstall Windows. You might be able to backup some programs but not all of them, but that’s a small price to pay if you can backup all your files. So if you are facing these problems, be sure you never forget to set restore points in the future, it’s much faster and easier than to reinstall Windows and then install all programs and files.
If you backup your files and use restore points, you are securing your data from system failure. Sometimes things go wrong and it’s much better to be safe than sorry when computer problems occur. I hope you learned some useful tips so you can set restore points and use restore point within Windows or with a recovery disc.