Tag Archives: system restore

System Restore, System Reset, Fresh Start and Factory Reset… What’s the Difference?

    System Restore, System Reset, Fresh Start, and Factory Reset… What’s the Difference? We recently helped someone who had to reinstall all her programs because she ran a Windows 10 System Reset instead of a System Restore. And right then, we realized how confusing all the Windows 10 recovery options can be at times, especially if you’re… Read More »

Recovery Options in Windows 10

Recovery Options in Windows 10 The following information is from Microsoft. We’re publishing it as a guide for all Windows 10 users who may not be sure which recovery option to use should things go wrong.  We hope you will find this information useful  – and may you never have occasion to use it. If you’re having problems… Read More »

Don’t Use System Restore to Roll Back a Major Windows 10 Version Update

Don’t Use System Restore to Roll Back a Major Windows 10 Version Update Over the past couple of years,  several readers, who had problems after updating to a new Windows 10 version. tried to use System Restore to roll back their computer to the previous version of Windows only to find out, the hard way, that System Restore… Read More »

Create a Shortcut to System Restore

Create a Shortcut to System Restore While helping a reader with something else today, I found a tip we wrote back in June 2016 that still works well on all versions of Windows 10, including Fall Creators Update. Because System Restore is a valuable tool that can help you recover from many near-disasters, keeping a reminder of System… Read More »