System Restore – Windows XP

System Restore is a feature of Windows OS (operating system) that allows you to revert your computer’s state to a previous point in time. These restore points can be automatically or manually set.

This can be helpful for any files that have been lost or removed, corrupt files, to undo any unwanted changes or major system errors, etc.

How to use System Restore on Windows

  1. Click the “Start” menu.
  2. Go to “All Programs”.
  3. Find the “Accessories” folder.
  4. Go to “System Tools”.
  5. Find the “System Restore” item/program.
  6. At the “Welcome to System Restore” welcome screen, make sure the “Restore my computer to an earlier time” option is selected.
  7. Click “Next”.
  8. At the Select a Restore Point screen, select the date you want to restore your computer from the “1. On this calendar, click a bold date” area. Dates that are colored from the calendar (in blue) mean that at least 1 restore point is available for that date.
  9. Select one of the available restore points from the selected date from the “2. On this list, click a restore point.” area.
  10. Click “Next”.
  11. At the “Confirm Restore Point Selection” screen, click “Next”.
  12. Wait for the software to restore your Windows XP to the previous date you selected.
  13. Your computer will restart
  14. Once Windows XP boots back up, login as an administrator again
  15. At the “Restoration Complete” screen, click “OK”.

You’re all done. Contact HelpCloud Technician by-the-hour if you need more assistance.