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How to Run a System Restore

Have you ever installed a program that caused all kinds of problems with your computer or installed a bunch of junk software that you didn’t want?  Well if you have and you catch it soon enough, that’s when a System Restore could come in real handy for you.

System Restore, NOT, I repeat, NOT a system recovery. Two completely different things. A system recovery will wipe out everything and returns your computer back to factory settings, erasing all of your data. I am talking about a system restore.

In Windows 7: System restore you can find by going to “Start Menu” / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore. 

In Windows 8/8.1: CTRL+Q, Type: System Restore, Select System Restore from the list: 

Click Next to begin:

Then notice from the screen shot below I checked the box for “Show more restore points”


Select your desired restore point from the list and click next, next, next.

Just added: Windows 8, Windows 8.1 System Restore Post

After successfully running a system restore I highly recommend downloading and running malwarebytes. This is the best malware removal program on the market today. Click below to download your copy today!

Four Corners Computer Center • October 31, 2014

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