How To Recover A Restore Point Within Windows 10 (2020)
- September 15, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Recover A Restore Point Within Windows 10 in 2020, This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
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Risk Analysis Of This Lesson:
Why Learning How To Recover A Restore Point Within Windows 10 (2020) Is Important:
How Frequently Does Windows 10 Create System Restore Points?
Microsoft Windows frequently creates a system restore point. Sometimes they are created during Windows Update. Other times, they may be created manually by the user. There are also third-party software packages that generate system restore points before making any system changes. Windows has given us a variety of different ways to access and recover those restore points. Recovering a restore point doesn’t necessarily guarantee to fix a critical system issue.
Restore points generally contain system settings within the operating system as well as Windows registry information. Both of these are extremely important to the stability of the Windows operating system, but they are not the only things that can go wrong. For this reason, I need to point out that a system restore does not guarantee full system recovery.
What Can System Restore Points Help With?
A common misconception is that you can recover a restore point to recover from virus infections. This misconception is only valid if the virus infection modified the registry or system settings in the operating system. If the virus runs from a standard subfolder of the operating system, then it is unlikely a system restore can repair it. This limited capability does not mean attempting a system recovery isn’t worth the effort. Sometimes it’s tough to know what kind of damage has been done by a virus. We all reach that point where we inevitably try just about anything.
The ability to recover a system restore point is excellent to have in your back pocket anytime you are trying to restore a system. If you can still boot up Windows, then the quickest way to restore a restore point is to open the start menu and type in recovery. The next step is to click on the recovery tool and then select open system restore. You can then follow the prompts and select the restore point of choice and click restore. Windows restarts and restores Windows to the point you selected.
If you cannot power up Windows at all, then you can access system restore by pressing F8 right before the Windows splash logo. If the splash logo comes up before you end up in Windows recovery mode likely need to reset the computer again. A nice trick if you cannot hit F8 because of keyboard issues is to force reboot during the Windows splash screen three times. Perform this forced shutoff by holding down the power button as Windows boots up. If Windows fails to load three times, it automatically loads in recovery mode.