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  1. f14tomcat Win User

    System Restore Windows 10


    How to: System Restore Windows 10

    How to Do a System Restore of Windows 10


    system restore that takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. This can be handy if your PC isn't working well and you recently installed an app, driver, or update.

    Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you Restoring wont affect your personal files in your %UserProfile% folder, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was created.

    This tutorial will show you how to do a System Restore to restore your Windows 10 back to an earlier point in time.

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to perform a System Restore.

    When you do a System Restore, system protection will automatically create a restore point before proceeding, so you can undo the changes made by the System Restore if needed.

    *Warning If you do a system restore while in undone.

    *Warning If you do a system restore from the undone.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 at Boot
    • Option Two: To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 in Windows 10




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 at Boot
    1. Boot to advanced startup options.

    2. Click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on System Restore. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If prompted, click/tap on an administrator account you want to provide credentials for. (see screenshot below)

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    A) Enter the password for this administrator account, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)


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    6. If this is your first time doing a System Restore, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    7. If you had previously done a System Restore, select (dot) Choose a different restore point, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Select a restore point (ex: "System restore test") that you would like to restore Windows back to, and click/tap on the Scan for affected programs button. (see screenshot below)

    *note If displayed, check the Show more restore points box at the bottom left corner to be able to see any older restore points (if available) that are not listed.

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    9. Review what will be affected by using the selected restore point. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshots below)

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    10. When you are ready to do a System Restore with a selected restore point, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below step 8)

    11. Click/tap on Finish to begin the System Restore. (see screenshot below)

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    12. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. This is your last chance to cancel the System Restore. (see screenshot below)

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    13. Your PC will now restart and perform a System Restore. (see screenshots below)

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    14. When the System Restore has completed successfully, click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)

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    15. When you have signed back in to your desktop, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION TWO [/i] To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 in Windows 10

    *note This option will not be available in Safe mode.
    1. Do step 2, step 3, step 4, step 5 , or step 6 below for how you would like to open System Restore.

    2. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type rstrui.exe into Run, click/tap on OK, and go to step 10 below.

    3. Open the step 7 below.

    4. Open the step 7 below.

    5. Open the step 10 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Open the step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Click/tap on the System protection link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    8. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    9. Click/tap on the System Restore button.. (see screenshot below)

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    10. If this is your first time doing a System Restore, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    11. If you had previously done a System Restore, select (dot) Choose a different restore point, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    12. Select a restore point (ex: "System restore test") that you would like to restore Windows back to, and click/tap on the Scan for affected programs button. (see screenshot below)

    *note If displayed, check the Show other restore points box at the bottom left corner to be able to see any older restore points (if available) that are not listed.

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    13. Review what will be affected by using the selected restore point. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshots below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    14. When you are ready to do a System Restore with a selected restore point, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below step 12)

    15. Click/tap on Finish to begin the System Restore. (see screenshot below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    16. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. This is your last chance to cancel the System Restore. (see screenshot below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    17. Your PC will now restart and perform a System Restore. (see screenshots below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]

    18. When the System Restore has completed successfully and you have signed back in to your desktop, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    System Restore Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    f14tomcat, Mar 11, 2015
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  2. I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 as time passes I find Windows 10 very intrusive to my personal files music and pictures with the new 10 update it seems it will become more intrusive.

    When I upgraded to 10 I had to sign in as a new user with a different password from Win 7. I lost my Win 7 password. Widows 10 has moved all my music files and picture files. My back up is stored off site and system restore back to a previous time I assume
    is using my old 7 password and my user/computer name for security thus disallowing access to those files. How do I find my old password while using Windows 10 because I would like to go back to Win 7. I am not a gamer and it seems Win 10 and the anniversary
    update are targeted toward multiple computer gamer use. I do have a system repair disc from Win 7.
     
    John M system restore, Mar 11, 2015
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  3. Shenan Stanley, Mar 11, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    System Restore Windows 10

    Hey Dick,

    So far System Restore has worked well for me on my build 9926 installation.

    If you haven't already, you might consider either to refresh or reset Windows 10 to see how it performs afterwards. *Sad
     
    Brink, Mar 11, 2015
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  5. Edwin New Member
    Hey Shawn, how did you get a couple classic windows in there? (Option One, Steps 13 and 14)
    All the rest are Metro windows!?
     
    Edwin, Mar 11, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hey Edwin,

    That's just what it had when I was doing a System Restore in a VM to get the screenshots. I was shocked that they were classic at boot at well, but were modern when starting in from within Windows 10. It may all be modern by the time it's RTM though.
     
    Brink, Mar 11, 2015
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  7. One thing I have found though, that might also pertain to another thread about Restore Points not working.....

    I can never do a System Restore with my AVG Anti-Virus program running. It's very easy to disable though....
    just a quick right click on the system tray icon, gives me a little menu, where I can temporarily disable AVG, and then I can do a System Restore without any problem.

    Some other programs that can screw up a System Restore, may not be so easily disabled.

    Just a thought!

    *Cool
     
    TechnoMage, Mar 13, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    System Restore Windows 10

    Thank you Wayne for posting back with your findings. It'll sure to help others using AVG. *Smile
     
    Brink, Mar 13, 2015
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  9. Edwin New Member
    I have not been successful restoring from a Restore Point without numerous glitches setting in. I've tried maybe 5 or 6.
     
    Edwin, Mar 13, 2015
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  10. very useful guide..many thanks Shawn.
     
    onlytanmoy, Aug 11, 2015
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  11. Csquared Win User
    Thanx for this tutorial...have done system restore twice, worked like a charm. Perhaps I should curb my "let's run this up the flag pole and see how it flies" attitude and just wait.
     
    Csquared, Aug 14, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Nar, have fun with it. Just keep good backups though. *Wink
     
    Brink, Aug 14, 2015
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  13. LIO
    Lio Win User

    System Restore Windows 10

    Hey Shawn,
    nice to meet you again *Smile
    from Vista through Seven, Eight and now Ten forum: every time I look for your forum.

    Many questions, the first one is: how to change the system restore location.
    Always I move the download, documents, music folders, the system restore folder, the File history folder, the InetCache and, last one, windows.edb file.
    I have a scratch partition for all the really big file (like system restore, backup, search edb, history), one SSD partition for only the files I use more and another one for all the data storage.
    I've already moved the system folder downloads, documents, pictures and music, but when I was going to System restore do relocate the System restore folder, I saw I can configure this relocation via Windows.
    Can you explain me how to move this without create problem to the new installed win 10.
    And, if you can tell me the same process for the edb file and history, I will be eternally grateful *Smile

    In win 8 I did a big mess moving the whole User folder and then it was impossible to upgrade to win 8.1. So this time I'll wait for step by step tutorial to avoid another big mess *Smile

    Thanks so much.
     
  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  15. Molyy Win User
    the rollback is stuck on scanning and repairing drive 71% complete in VM. used the bootable disc created with easesu todo backup to restore to the old point
     
    Molyy, Aug 26, 2015
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