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System Restore - Undo in Windows 8


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System Restore - Undo in Windows 8
This will show you how to undo the last System Restore that you did in Windows 8. This can be helpful if the previous System Restore had unexpected consequences that you did not want, or it just did not help.
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How to Undo the Last System Restore in Windows 8
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This will show you how to undo the last System Restore that you did in Windows 8. This can be helpful if the previous System Restore had unexpected consequences that you did not want, or it just did not help.
How to Undo the Last System Restore in Windows 8

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System protection is a feature that regularly creates and saves information about your computer's system files, programs, drivers, and registry settings as restore points for all drives that have system protection turned on. You can use these restore points to do a system restore to return these items to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files (ex: anything in C:\Users\(user-name) folder). Restore points are created just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. They're also created automatically by Windows using a scheduled task once every seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days, but you can create restore points manually at any time.

This will show you how to undo the last System Restore that you did in Windows 8. This can be helpful if the previous System Restore had unexpected consequences that you did not want, or it just did not help.

System Restore isn't available for Windows RT.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to undo the last system restore in Windows 8.





OPTION ONE
To Undo the Last System Restore at Boot for Windows 8

1. Boot to the System Recovery Options screen, and click on System Restore in Advanced Options. (see screenshot below)​
SR-Boot-1.jpg
2. Go to step 8 in OPTION TWO below.​
3. After step 10 in OPTION TWO below, click on Restart, then do step 11 in OPTION TWO below. (see screenshot below)​
SR-Boot-2.jpg






OPTION TWO
To Undo the Last System Restore in Windows 8

1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to start doing a System Restore.​
2. Open the Power User Tasks Menu, click on System, and go to step 5. (see screenshot below)​
Desktop_Tools.jpg
OR
3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click on the System icon, and go to step 5.​
OR
4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click on the Recovery icon, click on the Open System Restore link, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)​
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5. Click on the System protection link in the left pane. (see screenshot below)​
SP-1.jpg
6. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.​
7. Click on the System Restore button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will not see this screen if you did step 4. If you did step 4, then skip this step and go to step 8.​
SR-2.jpg
8. Select (dot) Undo System Restore, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)​
Undo-2.jpg
9. Click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: The listed drives here will be restored back to the state of when the selected restore point was created.​
Undo-3.jpg
10. Click on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​
WARNING: This will immediately restart your computer to finish the system restore.​
SR-7.jpg
11. After the computer has restarted and you opened the Desktop (Windows+D) next, click on the Close button. (see screenshot below)​
SR-8.jpg

That's it,
Shawn


 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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