If you’re wondering how to do a window restore, then you are in luck. For this article, I have outlined three steps you can follow that should be effective enough to restore your windows within minutes. The steps are as follows:
Step one, you need to open FIND, or any other search engine for that matter, and type in the following: “window restore.” You can insert the windows version number and also enter the windows version number that corresponds to the product you are using (e.g., if you are using Microsoft XP, you would key in “windows xp.”). Once you have typed this in and hit the Enter key, you should see a window popup appears with a list of the available searches. Click on the search button and wait a few minutes while the system scans your computer for missing files and errors.
Step two, you need to open a new window and go to RUN. Once you are in RUN, you will find a window that has a search box. Click on the + sign next to the window title and choose “appdata.” Once you have done so, you will get a list of folders, files, and settings that is relative to the current installation. This includes the programs installed on your computer, and any updates that have been issued since you last backed up your system.
Step three, go to the + sign next to the window title and then type in the folder you want to restore. This folder should have the files associated with the current version of the operating system, which will vary by operating system. If you want to undo your changes, you can click on the “undo” or “edit” links that are in the folder you chose. When you are browsing for the items, you will get a list of folders. Click on the one that corresponds to the values you want to change and then hit the “undo” or “save changes” links that are in the folder.
Step four, you will need to find your windows XP restore point. You will know what your restore point is because windows has a built in utility called the “last known good state” or GRBS. This value will be different for each operating system, but is usually somewhere near your desktop or other central area of your computer. On the bottom right corner of the screen, you will see a symbol that says something to the effect of “last known good state”, which is what you will use to restore your previous versions. When you find this symbol, it is time to take down the temporary password that is linked to it.
The last step is simple. Once you have located your window restore point, type the folder you want to restore into it. The path given should be relative to where you made the folder, so if you were restoring your previous versions to a specific location, then you would type something like C:/Gathering Documents to get your previous versions on your computer. At this point, the window restore utility will begin to repair any problems that may be present, and you will be able to get back to the functional state of your computer. It really is that easy!