PC wouldn’t run smoothly forever. Sometimes Windows system would be troubled after you installed certain software, certain driver, or change something in the system. The easiest way to solve the problem is by returning PC to its previous condition. This is the basic function of System Restore.
To understand it fully, SpyOnTech would ask you deeper to acknowledge Windows System Restore.
1. What is System Restore?
System Restore is a feature in Windows to return system into previous point. It’s a kind of “Undo” to computer system without influencing personal file such as email, document, photo, etc.
2. How System Restore works?
System Restore works by creating and storing restore point in computer in certain period. Information stored here is registry information and also various other settings used by Windows. In addition ofstoring automatically, you can also create your own Restore Point manually.
3. What change and what doesn’t?
When you do System Restore, what would be returned into previous condition is only registry and various Windows setting. For personal data such as email, document, photo, etc, it wouldn’t be influenced at all.
Personal data you stored wouldn’t be lost after PC is restored via System Restore. It would also happen to personal data you have deleted. It wouldn’t be returned although you have done System Restore.
The essential thing is, System Restore only influence to Windows internal.
4. Is uninstalled software can be returned after System Restore?
No. Because System Restore would only return registry and various Windows setting. Uninstalled software data usually lost and can’t be returned after computer is restored. Commonly the uninstalled software shortcut only which would be returned, and it couldn’t run perfectly. You have to re-install the software from the beginning.
5. What difference between System Restore and System Image Backup?
There are many Windows users ambiguously differ System Restore and System Image Backup. “Backed-up” System Restore is system files such as registry and Windows setting, without including personal files. While System Image Backup will backup everything, started from system files to all personal files you stored.
System Restore will only change system without any effect to personal data, while System Image Backup change everything,wheter system or personal data.
Those are five things about System Restore which you better know. By knowing and understanding fully about how System Restore works, you can decide what things you should do when there’s problem in your Windows computer.