Restore Windows® 7 Settings
Tips to restore Windows 7 settings.
System Restore is a utility provided to the users to perform the troubleshooting techniques in Windows 7. The System Restore functionality helps to revert the system components and settings to a previous point of the system state. Most of the users consider the option as a tool to troubleshoot problems. Windows 7 Operating System also possesses the System Restore utility. The new Operating System provides the System Restore functionality to the users along with the system backup. Thus the user can perform the restore operation along with the backup option and can ensure the data protection. But the System Restore does not change any of the system files or personal data on the system. The utility just changes the system settings to an earlier point of time. So the user can undo the system changes without the fear of losing the data upon the system. The installation of any new application or driver upon the system may cause issues with the system. In order to avoid the problems the users always choose to uninstall the application. But the uninstallation does not solve issue in many cases. In this situation, users choose the system restore option to revert the system to the earlier stage.
Discussed below are some points related with the System Restore in Windows 7:
- Effects of System Restore in Windows 7
- Steps to perform the System Restore
- Points to keep in mind while doing so
Effects of System Restore in Windows 7
System restore makes changes to system files like the Windows system files, various programs installed on the system and the system registry settings. But the restore option cannot affect the personal files of the users including the images, e-mail contents, etc. So the option cannot be used as a medium to restore the deleted data. As a result of restoring the system to a previous state mentioned by the user, the system will change to those earlier settings.
Steps to perform the System Restore
To perform the System Restore, the user should perform the following steps. Open the 'start' menu and type 'System Restore' at the 'Search' option. Then click on the System Restore file that appears on the window. Now a System Restore window appears and the user can set the options asked on the same window. The options like previous point of time to which the system should be restored, location etc should be selected. Then click 'Finish' button and exit the wizard.
Points to keep in mind while doing so
While choosing the restore point, the user should be careful enough to choose a restore point that is before the occurrence of problems. If the point of restore option does not solve the issue of the user, then an even older point can be chosen. The hard disk should have at least some amount of space left on the drive to perform the System Restore option. The user can also undo the System Restore from the same window by clicking on the 'Undo'option.
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