What is a Windows Restore Process and When to Use It

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Windows restore process is that act of reversing your process after your computer fails to function properly after certain changes, either after installing a new program or using a certain application in the machine.

Windows restore process returns your machine to the where it was before your actions, meaning that it will clear anything that you installed and caused the system to be slow or even failed to work all together. This process acts a security against crashing.

The process is used after you have noticed that your computer is slow after installing a certain program or that the computer does not recognize some commands or when the machine keeps going off by itself. All these are signs that the changes done to the computer failed and can cause further damage if something is not done. When using Windows 7 you will be in a position to see what files will be added or removed when your machine is restored.

Before you start Windows restore, be sure to save and close all open files, since the restoration will involve restarting your computer. When you want to start a restore, click on the start button, and in the search box, type System Restore, then click system restore in the list that will come up. If you are asked for an administrator password be sure to put it in and confirm. Follow the instructions and restore your computer. When you are done click on finish. Your system will be back to its original form before you made changes to it.

Once you have restored your computer be sure to try and see if the problem is solved. Then look for another option to install your program or your drive. You may opt to have an external hard drive. This will therefore not affect the internal hard drive and therefore your computer will continue to function normally.

When using the Windows Restore Process, you need to be aware that is will not affect your videos, files or any documents but you need to have them all saved, otherwise they will be deleted in the process of restoration. This process is easy and does not take a lot of time. It is however advisable that you do not keep doing it over and over since other functional applications may be lost since the Windows always restored to the way the computer was initially, meaning that you will probably need to install other applications or drives that were functioning well, this however depends on the type of computer that you have.

There are some computers that give you an option to choose how you want your restore process, either to the last time it was restored or to the last three weeks or whatever options that your machine will give you. This is good because you will be in a position to know the files that will be deleted or added during the Windows restore process.

Before performing this process, you have to be sure of the cause of problem because it can be any other thing that can be rectified by a simple delete. Windows restore is used when there are complicated programs that need to the uninstalled.

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