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Published on 03.31.09 by Brent Trahan

Restore a Computer from a Previous Restore Point

Learn how to restore a Windows 7 computer from a previous restore point.

Revert Back to a Previous Restore Point

  1. Right-click Computer in the Start menu and select Properties.


  2. Click System protection in the left column of the System window.


  3. Click the System Restore button in the System Protection tab of the System Properties window.


  4. Click Next in the Restore system files and settings window.


  5. Select the restore point you want to use and then click Next.


  6. Review what restore point you’re about to apply and then click Finish.


  7. Click Yes in the pop-up window to start the restore.


  8. The restore will take place and then your computer will be restarted. You should see a window similar to the one below confirming a successful restore.


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3 Responses to “Restore a Computer from a Previous Restore Point”

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  1. Guillaume says:

    Weird couple of pages mate

    You start off by saying how to back up the registry, then you give a tutorial about making and restoring restore points.

    It is highly likely that if the registry is really screwed then you wont be able to boot. So what ae you going to do now?

    Better start Googling for how to really back up and restore the registry. Then you can write soemthing useful.

  2. Brent Trahan says:

    This is the proper way to backup the registry according to Microsoft (you know, those guys who make Windows). You backup the registry before something bad happens (like your computer not booting). Backups are for encase something bad happens.

  3. Louis says:

    it’s kind of weird, I did all the steps, and I get the message telling me that the restor was successful, but as soon as I restart the computer it get to that black screen with a flashing cursor on top left, and the computer doesn’t go any further, please help!!!!!????

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