What is System Restore?
System Restore is a recovery tool in Windows that allows you to reverse certain kinds of changes made to the operating system.
What is System Restore Used For?
Think of System Restore as an "undo" feature for the most important parts of Microsoft Windows.
How To Access System Restore
System Restore can be accessed from the System Tools program folder in Windows. See the How To Use System Restore section below for detailed steps.
How To Use System Restore
The System Restore utility is designed as a step-by-step wizard, making it really easy to choose a point in the past, called a restore point, to return your important files and settings to:
You can read a much about restore points, including when they're created, what they contain, and more in my restore point definition.
System Restore Availability
As mentioned above, System Restore is also available from the Advanced Startup Options or System Recovery Options menu, depending on the version of Windows, as well as from Safe Mode.
System Restore is not available in any Windows Server operating systems.