System Restore

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

The Windows System Restore is a feature first introduced with Microsoft Windows XP and found in all subsequent versions of Windows. It creates automatic backups also known as restore points, either during significant events or at a specific time of your choosing. Below is an example of the System Restore window.

Windows System Restore


You can run the System Restore from the Run or Windows command line by running the rstrui file. For example, in Run or the Start menu type "rstrui" and press Enter to open System Restore.

Does System Restore erase any of my files?

No. The Windows System Restore is designed to restore your system settings such as Windows registry settings. This feature does not erase any personal file on your computer.

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