System Restore Guide

If updates go wrong, or after installing a new application/software package, Windows stops working. System Restore can sometimes fix this type of problem very easily!

Click on these links for information on System Restore for Windows XP, Windows VistaWindows 7 & Windows 10.

General System Restore

Most machines should have system restore functionality already as a default, however, most don’t. Those that have a key built in by default have been listed below by manufacturer.

Acer – Alt + F10

Asus – F9

Dell/Alienware – F8

HP – F11

Lenovo – F11

MSI – F3

Samsung – F4

Sony – F10

Toshiba – 0 (not numpad) while turning on, release key when Toshiba logo appears

You may have to press the appropriate key a few times to bring up system restore options, those that have Windows 10 installed will automatically have recovery options. If you can access the desktop then simply hold the shift key whilst you press restart and Windows 10 will figure out that you want to access the recovery options.

Otherwise follow the keys for specific manufacturers.

If you have any questions about system restoring your machine, or you simply don’t understand how to run through the process. Contact us, and we will give you a helping hand.

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