How to Open System Restore

Included in most modern versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, the System Restore utility helps users recover from unexpected problems such as spyware, hardware conflicts or improperly installed software. The tool periodically creates snapshots of important system components such as registry settings, drivers and software. Known as restore points, these snapshots can be used to restore the system to a previously functional configuration with just a few clicks. Opening the utility is a quick task once you understand the proper steps.

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Open Windows' System Restore utility using one of three techniques.

Using the Start Menu

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Click the Windows "Start" button.

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Click "Programs" or "All Programs."

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Click "Accessories."

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Click "System Tools."

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Click "System Restore."

Using a Run Command

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Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Run."

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Type "rstrui" (without quotation marks) in the "Open" field.

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Click "OK."

Using the Start Menu Search Tool

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Click the Windows "Start" button.

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Type "system restore" (without quotation marks) in the search field.

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Click the "System Restore" option in the list of search results.