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A lot of Windows users may experience serious operating system problems. These problems may be a result of spyware, viruses, software issues or hardware that was improperly installed. Any one of these issues can render the system partially or in some cases, completely unusable.
Fortunately, Windows comes with a System Restore utility that, in most cases, can solve the problems. It is a very speedy task — as long as you did not disable this feature.
Windows XP or ME Restore Instructions
Click the “start” menu and navigate to “programs.” Then go to “Accessories,” “System Tools” and finally, to “System Restore.”
Choose the” restore my computer to an earlier time” option and click “next.”
Select a date from the calendar that is presented. This calendar will only present dates that contain available restore points.
Click on your preferred date, followed by clicking on “next.” You will then click OK and “next,” at which time your computer will automatically shut down. Upon restart it will be restored to the point you previously indicated.
Windows Vista or 7 Restore Instructions.
Go to the start menu and navigate the following:
From “system restore,” click on “choose a different restore point,” followed by clicking on “next.”
Click on your desired restore point, followed by clicking on “next,” and the finally the “finish” option.
You will then click “yes,” when you are prompted. The restore feature will automatically shut down your computer. Once again, upon start up your system will have been restored to your chosen restore point.