How to Undo the Last System Restore in Vista and Windows 7
This will show you how to undo the last System Restore that you did. This can be helpful if the previous System Restore had unexpected consequences that you did not want, or it did not help.
You would have had to of previously done a System Restore
in order to be able to undo it. (I know, duh.)
If you do a System Restore when the computer is in safe mode
, then you will not be able to undo the restore operation. However, you are able to still run System Restore again and choose a different restore point if available.
System Restore uses this service: Volume Shadow Copy
is set to Manual
Through "System Recovery Options" Screen at Boot
Boot into the System Recovery Options
Select the System Restore
option. (See screenshot below) 3.
Do step 4 in OPTION TWO below.
Through "System Protection" in Windows
Open the Start Menu, and click on All Programs
, System Tools
, and System Restore
A) Go to step 3. OR 2.
Open the Start Menu, then type rstrui
in the search box and press Enter
. NOTE: rsrui is the EXE file for System Restore. C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe 3.
If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue
(Vista) or Yes
(Windows 7). 4.
Click on the Click To Start
button in the video below for how.