How to Perform Total System Restore on Windows 8?
If, after installing a new software program, your computer starts to freeze, stops responding, or becomes slow, you may have to perform the total system restore activity.
System Restore means restoring your PC to an earlier state when it was in a workable condition and functioning smoothly. Restoring your computer to that point will undo the recent changes made in the Registry and settings and it will uninstall any program that have been installed since that particular restore point was created.
Here’s how you restore your PC to an earlier state by accessing the System Restore option from the Advanced Startup in Windows 8 based computers.
- Advanced Startup Menu: First you need to boot into the Advanced Startup menu.
- Move your mouse into the bottom right corner of the screen and open the Charms bar.
- Click on Settings and then click on Power.
- Now hold the Shift key and click on the Restart option.
- After following this procedure if you are not able to access Windows, then insert installation disc and select the ‘Repair your Computer’ option from there. The Advanced menu will open up once it’s done.
- Troubleshooting: Select Troubleshoot from the menu that opens up. This functionality will open up a menu of tools using which you can repair your computer. Now click on Advanced Options and select System Restore. Your log in credentials may be asked and then the System Restore will open.
- Selecting Restore Point: Windows will automatically select the very recent restore point where something was changed or installed in your computer. On the point that system restore has been created, the changes will be displayed underneath the date. But if you wish to select a different point of restore, click on the bottom option of the dialog box and then click ‘Next’. A list of available restore points with short description about what led to the occurrence of these restores points will be displayed. Now, select a point and click Scan button that show they are affected programs. Doing this will open a window that displays the recently installed programs and drivers that will be deleted.
- Confirm: After you select your point to restore your Windows 8 based PC, you will be asked to confirm the action. Check the point you wish to go ahead with and click ‘Finish’ and then click ‘Yes’ to start the restore process.
- Wait until the restore completes: The system will reboot and the restore process of your PC will begin. This may take a while; once it’s completed, Windows will load and a message will pop up on the screen showing that the restore was successful.
- Testing the restore: After the restoring process is complete, use Windows normally and check whether the programs you were encountering problems with are still displaying the same issues. You can reinstall the programs you need.
Now, wasn’t that an easy process? If you still face issues with the process of total system restore in Windows 8 based PC, just call iYogi technicians and get assistance to resolve your issues.