Restore Windows 10 to a previous restore point

When your computer starts to misbehave, begins to hang or malfunction as a result of changes made to the computer either by you or by programs you subscribe to, you would wish your computer is brought back to the state it was before the annoying behaviour. You will need to restore Windows of your computer to an earlier restore point.

Since system updates are rendered automatically in Windows 10, some updates can hamper your system performance. You can block unwanted updates in Windows 10 here

What is a Restore point?

It is the state of your computer operating system which provides a benchmark with which your operating system will fall back to in case it become corrupted or fails to perform as expected.

Automatically, windows 10 creates a restore point before you make any changes to the system settings or install or uninstall programs. However, Windows 10 allows you to manually create a restore point when you to.

You can restore Windows 10 to a restore point within the operating system, or through safe mode if the windows fails to boot properly.

Restore Windows 10 To Earlier Restore Point From within The Operating System.

Make sure you are logged on to windows as an administrator or with administrator account;

restore windows to a previous restore point image

  1. Right-click the ‘start button’
  2. From the context menu that appears, click the ‘Control Panel’
  3. As the Control panel is open, from the top right corner, set the ‘View By’ menu to ‘Category
  4. Click on ‘System and Security’
  5. Select ‘File History’ from the right pane of the window
  6. Click ‘Recovery’ from the bottom of then left pane
  7. Select ‘Open System Recovery’ from the right pane of the Recovery window.
  8. Click ‘Next’ when the System Restore Wizard appears
  9. Select your Preferred restore point from the list provided and click ‘Next’ to continue
  10. Click ‘Finish’ to confirm
  11. A warning box will appear, just click ‘Ok’ to confirm.
  12. Grab Porpcorn while waiting no too long until Windows 10 restores to the selected restore point and restart automatically.

NOTE: Ensure that you have enough power on your computer, else plug it to a power outlet!.

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  1. I like the ease of access deployed in windows 10 but their strict privacy limitation is not cool especially for us in this part of the world where internet data subscription is quite expensive

  2. Good job there,
    Please Chu, my windows 7 is telling me that the copy of my windows is not genuine
    Help a brother, I don’t want to lose my files

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