How to restore system files to the previous state of Windows – System Restore《1/2》

By | October 31, 2017

If your computer suddenly becomes unstable due to a problem with your PC, and your PC does not operate normally, you can restore the system to the point in time before the problem occurred.

After restoring the system, you can restore Windows system files, registry, etc. to the previous state.

The “previous state” means returning to “Restore point” generated when installing a new application or driver on the PC, or when updating Windows.

In order to restore the system, it is necessary to create a restore point when the PC is in a normal system state. “System Restore” affects only the system file that operate the PC.

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Open System Restore

▼ First, open “Control Panel“. As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter 1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click 2OKbutton.

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▼ First, in the Control Panel, select the 1View by: large (small) icon, and click 2Recovery.

System Restore

▼ Next, click 1Configure System Restore in the Advanced reovery tools.

System Restore

▼ As an alternative, type 1restore in the Windows search box, and then click 2Create Restore Point.

System Restore

▼ Both methods go to the System Properties window below. On the 1System Protection tab, select 2System Drive(C:) and click the 3System Restore… button.

System Restore