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Published on 01.05.10 by Brent Trahan

Restore Your Computer to It's Last Known Good Configuration

Learn how to use the Last Known Good Configuration feature to restore registry information and driver settings that worked last in Windows 7.

The Last Known Good Configuration feature restores registry information and driver settings that were in effect the last time the computer started successfully.  Use the Last Known Good Configuration feature when you cannot start Windows after you make a change to your computer, or when you suspect that a change that you just made may cause a problem.  For example, you can use this feature if you cannot start Windows after you install a new driver for your video adapter, or if you installed an incorrect driver and have not yet restarted your computer.

Restore Your Computer to It’s Last Know Good Configuration

  1. Restart or turn on the computer.
  2. As soon as the computer begins booting up start Pressing F8 on your keyboard repeatedly.
  3. An Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.

  4. Use the keyboard arrows to select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) and then press Enter.

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