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    System Restore - Undo in Windows 8

    System Restore - Undo in Windows 8
    How to Undo the Last System Restore in Windows 8
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    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.





    System Restore - Undo in Windows 8 OPTION ONE System Restore - Undo in Windows 8
    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)


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    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)


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    System Restore - Undo in Windows 8 OPTION TWO System Restore - Undo in Windows 8
    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)

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    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)

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    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.
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    8.
    Select (dot) Undo System Restore, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    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.

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    10.
    Click on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)
    WARNING: This will immediately restart your computer to finish the system restore.

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    11.
    After the computer has restarted and you opened the Desktop (Windows+D) next, click on the Close button. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Is it possible to delete restore points individually? Some I'd like to keep.

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    Hello Erewhon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sure is.

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