System Restore

System Restore is a Windows utility that was first introduced in Windows XP OS. It allows user to even roll back their PC files, installed programs, registry keys and all other files to an earlier state without losing personal files such as photos, text documents, emails, videos, movies, etc. System Restore automatically creates restore points, which user can use to revert their computer to the way it was earlier.

When System Restore is Required:

When the operating system is used for long time, there could be chance of unpredicted issues; some of them are listed below:

  • Virus attack to OS
  • Instability and OS running speed reduces
  • System gets crash due to logical or unforeseen reasons
  • Blue Screen or OS cannot be found errors

To overcome from these problems system restore is necessary. Before performing system restore operation it is mandatory to take backup of significant files. In case, if you failed to create a system backup then all data will get lost within matter of minutes.

However, in addition to advantages, there do exists a disadvantage like: it requires a large amount of disk space. A complete system snapshot also takes a good amount of space even after compression. Windows dedicates a part of disk space to restore points, but this allocation can be changed by following these steps:

  • Open control panel
  • Next open system or else search in the top right; in the event if you can’t see instantly
  • Now click on “System Protection” on the left hand side
  • Now click on configure button
  • Move the disk space usage slider


Just clear the System Restore points when you feel your PC or laptop is working well. After clearing all the points, generate one single point for the sake of reference purpose if next time same disaster occurs then one can utilize it efficiently. It is good practice to do this regularly along with other precautionary tips.

NOTE: In case you did not create system backup before performing the system restore, then there are huge chanlosing all your vital data. However, you need not worry as you can easily recover files after factory restore or system restore in just few minutes. Click on the provided link to know more...

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