System Restore is a feature that allows the user to revert their computer’s state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems.
Most times your computer stops working properly one of three issues is to blame: often a change you have made – installing software or changing a critical setting – has caused something to go awry. If not it may be that you have a malware infection, or something mechanical may have gone wrong (your storage is full, you don’t have enough RAM or something has overheated and broken). System Restore is a limited but brilliant tool – it won’t delete a virus or mend a broken fan. But if the problem is a recent change made by your or software you installed, it can be your saviour – System Restore will rewind your PC or laptop to a time before things went wrong.
System Restore creates ‘restore points’ all the time. Every day, every time Windows updates itself, whenever you install new software, or whenever you manually choose to make one. It is a good idea to create a Restore Point if you are about to do something risky to your PC, to allow you to able to complete a system recovery.