Performing a Microsoft windows 10 system restore can be advantageous at certain times. This is a potentially quicker way to resolve problems that may arise with Windows 10. Click on a Windows 10 menu button.
Click on a "Settings" gear icon. Type in "System Restore" under "Windows Settings". Choose "Create a Restore Point".
A "System Properties" window will open up. Click on a "System Protection" tab. Click on "System Restore".
A System Restore window will open up. Click on "Next". You will be presented with restore point(s). Also, there is a check box labeled "Show more restore points".
Clicking in that box may provide more restore points. Choose a date back in time in which you remember your Microsoft Windows 10 machine was running without a problem. Click on "Next".
Confirm that you want to start this system restore. Click on "Finish" to begin system restore. You want to make sure that no other programs are running at this time.
A Windows 10 system restore will begin. Depending on speed of your computer and other factors this process make take an hour or more. Also, your computer will restart during this process.
Your Windows 10 operating system will be restored back to the restore point date that you choose. You will not lose any of your personal data. However, any installed programs, windows updates, etc. will be removed that have since been installed.
System restore can be a quicker solution for possible removal of malware, spyware, viruses, etc. Also, perhaps a Windows update fucked up your computer. This can be rectified by performing a system restore.
Instead of spending hours possibly days trying to troubleshoot and fix a Windows 10 problem, you can perform a system restore instead. This solution isn't perfect but can potentially same you time and grief. I recommend kicking off a system restore first before attemtping any other troubleshooting.
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Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.