Washed White as Snow: Why System Restore is a Miracle Worker

system-restoreI suggest creating system restore points every day. Why? That’s a good question. It’s simple. Crap happens. Do you have any idea how often something evil creeps into your computer? No? Well, it’s a lot.

I love System Restore. It fixes practically anything. From the cat jumping on your keyboard and changing all your settings around unintelligibly to your little brother ‘borrowing’ your laptop without permission and downloading a few dozen questionable programs. A few clicks and, boom, your computer is healed. Hallelujah! I don’t know why, but I always feel a little like those tele-evangelists when I restore my computer. It’s like I’m exorcising the demons out of it.

The easiest way to find system restore on your computer is to search for it. Just type ‘system restore’ in the little search box and wait a minute. You’ll see it. Click on the icon. The first thing it’ll ask is if you want to create a restore point or restore your computer. I suggest making a new restore point before you make any changes to your computer. Ever. Any at all. You never know what’s going to screw it up, and you don’t want to be left in the lurch.

Okay, so you have a checkpoint already and you want to restore your computer. See that ‘restore computer’ button? Click on it and it’ll bring up a nice little calendar of restore points for you. Find the last date that your computer was working the way you wanted and click okay to restore. Don’t worry, if you don’t like that one you can ‘unrestore’ and try again.

It’ll take a few minutes and your computer will restart. Leave it alone! Don’t press anything; just let it do its thing. Finally it’ll finish and you’ll have a brand new computer (watch out, it spits)! Well, not a new computer, but you get my drift. It’ll work the way it used to and you’ll still have all your documents, so don’t freak out. There you go- the miracle of the working computer. Can I hear an Amen?

Author Bio:

This is a guest post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet providers in my area.  You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @ gmail.com.

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