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Windows 10 Stuck at Restoring Your Previous Version of Windows

Jan 06, 2016 / Posted by Jean to Backup and Recovery

How long does restoring your previous version of Windows 10 take? How to solve Windows 10 stuck at restoring your previous version of Windows. When computer says restoring previous version of Windows and hangs, apply the solutions here. Any issue of Windows 10 system restore stuck, froze or failed mid restoring process can be happily solved.

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Problem Description

This page offers viable solutions for people who suffered from a stuck at Windows 10 restoring previous version of Windows, or even failed. The problem comes with the message "Restoring your previous version of Windows" on a black screen, even you wait for a daytime, Windows 10 system restore refuses proceeding.

restoring your previous version of Windows

Recently as Windows 10 updates came one after another, Windows 10 operating system gains a sustainable growth of market share, i.e., more and more people all over the world follow the trend and upgraded their PCs to Windows 10. While at the same time, a minor group of users decides to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8.1/8/7 or restore Windows 10 to an earlier system point, accounting for Windows 10 instability and hardware incompatibility and so forth. Unfortunately, Windows 10 seemingly feels reluctant to serve your intention of going back, for a whole day, it stuck at "Restoring your previous version of Windows".

So how long does Windows 10 restoring the previous version of Windows take? Why can't Windows 10 complete the system restore but hang with the message displaying on a black screen? Well, most probably, the created system restore image or the recovery file has corrupted. The trouble in this case varies, let's find one solution that works on yours.


Method 1. Restore system backup image

It should be the primary option to troubleshoot the failure of Windows 10 automatic system restore to an earlier point, only if you've created a system backup image beforehand. For example, EaseUS Todo Backup users are well informed of preparing themselves with a regular backup of computer hard drive, files and system. Thus, when come across such a problem, they can easily restore Windows 10 to the point they lately created. See how to create restore point under Windows 10/8/7 with EaseUS system backup software.

STEP 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup. On the main window, go to click "System backup".

click system backup to create Windows 10 system backup

STEP 2. The software will automatically detect your Windows 10 operating system. Choose a destination disk to save the system backup image, and enter a plan name and description for the image file.

edit information for Windows 10 system backup image

STEP 3. Click Proceed. After a while, the system image is created.

The system backup you created is displayed  on  the main window of EaseUS Todo Backup, which you'll find the next time you launch the program. Directly click "Recovery" to restore the backup you created. Once got a backup image at hand, you can easily escape from the stuck of Windows 10 failing to restore or reset automatically.

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Method 2. Perform system repair

There is still one way out if people never image a system backup, by which the operation can be somewhat complicated. Be patient, though, and learn from the details below.

STEP 1. Open Advanced start-up

Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery and click Restart now below Advanced start-up.

open advanced startup to fix Windows stuck at restoring your previous version of Windows

STEP 2. Start System Restore in Safe Mode

Windows will then restart and display a Choose an option menu. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore and use System Restore in the usual way.

use system restore in safe mode to fix Windows stuck at restoring your previous version of  Windows

Method 3. Clean install Windows 10 with USB/DVD media creation tool

For the case of being unable to start up Windows by receiving "restoring Windows to previous version", we recommend users use USB or DVD media creation tool to have a Windows 10 clean installation.

STEP 1. Download Windows 10 ISO and create a Media Creation tool with either a USB flash drive or a DVD;

STEP 2. Start your computer from the disk or USB. When you see the 'Install Windows' page, tap or click 'Repair your computer' link to start the Windows Recovery Environment.

STEP 3. Click Advanced Options and then click on 'Startup Repair'.

STEP 4. After this complete the repair and see if you are able to boot in to your computer.