Last Updated on April 26, 2020 by Next Century
System Restore is a feature of Windows 8.1 and several previous versions of Windows.
It was created to help you fix the OS with just a few clicks when system files or settings get damaged.
It automatically creates restore points, which are snapshots of system files, program files, drivers, and registry settings.
Later, if you use System Restore to restore your computer to a point in time before some problem happened, System Restore will roll back your PC to a previous version of files and settings from the restore point that you specified.
System Restore does not affect your personal documents or media. Plus, you can undo the last restore operation itself if does not resolve your issue.
In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the shortcut link to start System Restore from the Accessories -> System Tools folder.
In this guide, we will see how to open System Restore in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
There are many ways to run System Restore in Windows 8. You can start it from System Recovery options, or you can run it directly from Explorer.
To launch System Restore from System Recovery, you need to follow these simple instructions:
NOTE: Sometimes you will get a message that your computer cannot be restored back but still your issues might have been resolved