How to Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8/7 Without Data Loss

Are you looking for a tutorial guide to undo a System Restore on your Windows computer with Windows 10/8/7/XP? If you regret to performing a System Restore on your Windows PC, relax! You have a chance to undo the System Restore here. Follow tutorial steps on this page to undo the last system restore on your Windows 10, 8, 7 or XP computer without losing any data now.

Tracy King Updated on Nov 06, 2018 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles

Can I Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8/7

"Is it possible to undo the latest System Restore in Windows? I recently performed System Restore on my computer, but it turned out that the System Restore didn’t work well. I want to undo this job and bring my Windows System back to the state before System Restore. How to undo System Restore in Windows 10/8/7 or even Windows XP? "

When you feel regretful for having done the System Restore, relax and be patient. Here, this page will guide you to effectively cancel the System Restore and restore your computer to a healthy state without losing any data on Windows 10/8/7/XP now.

Part 1. Back up and extract data to an external storage device before undoing system restore
Part 2. Undo system restore in Windows 10/8/7/XP
How to Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8.1/8
How to undo system restore in Windows 7
How to undo system restore in Windows XP
Part 3. How to Recover System Restore Undo Deleted Files

It doesn't matter whether you are using Windows 10, Windows 8, 7 or XP. Here is a list of crucial information that you should be aware of:

  • A data backup is highly necessary before undoing a System Restore.
  • A System Restore cannot be canceled if you did it in Safe Mode.
  • A System Restore cannot be canceled if you did it from System Recovery Options.

Part 1. Back up and Extract Data to the External Storage Device Before Undoing System Restore

Although we all know that to perform a System Restore will not cause data loss issue in the %UserProfile% folder, it would remove apps, drivers and updates after the restore point were created. Therefore, to avoid unnecessary data loss issue on your computer, please do remember to backup and extract data to external hard drive before undoing the System Restore. And here you have three options for data backup.

  • Copy and paste files one by one to another storage device.
  • Backup multiple files to another partition or device at one time with free backup software.
  • Extract and restore data from Windows PC to another storage device with file recovery software.

After backing up your precious data, you can move on and follow guides in Part 2 to find specific methods for undoing Windows System Restore on your computer now.

Part 2. Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8/7/XP

According to different Windows Operating System, the ways to undo it are variable. And here you can follow the specific methods with your Windows OS to undo the System Restore now.

How to Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8.1/8

Here you'll have two options for undoing System Restore in Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8 on your own.

Method 1. Undo system restore at Boot (in Windows 10/8.1/8)

For Windows 10 users:

Step 1. Reboot your Windows 10 PC into Advanced Startup, and click Troubleshoot.

Undo System Restore in Windows at boot.

Step 2. Select Advanced options, choose System Restore. 

Enter System Restore to undo it.

Step 3. Click on the Administrator Account and enter your password, click Continue to move on. 

Add administrator account to undo System Restore.

Step 4. Click Next on System Restore window, select the restore point which as Undo under Type column, click Next. Click Scan for affected programs to see what will be changed by undoing your current restore point.

Continue with System Restore undoing process.

Step 5. Click Finish.

Finish System Restore undo process at boot.

Step 6. Click Yes to restart and bring back your system to the state before you did the System Restore.

Undo System Restore and bring computer back to the state before it.

Step 7. Finally, click Restart to complete. After this, you can close the System Restore window, and you’ll get back to the wanted Windows system state by then.

For Windows 8/8.1 users:

Step 1. Press Windows + R keys to bring up Run dialog and type: shutdown /r /o /t 00 to boot up Advanced Boot option in Windows 10/8.1/8.

Undo System Restore in Windows 8.

Step 2. Select System Restore, and check Undo System Restore on the window, click Next to continue. After this, you can directly follow the onscreen guidelines to complete the process. Restart your computer, and you'll get your computer back to the system restate before System Restore.

Undo System Restore with Windows 8 System Restore settings.

Method 2. Undo System Restore in Windows 10/8.1/8

Step 1. Go to Control Panel and click Recovery, select Open System Restore.

Directly undo System Restore.

Step 2. Select Undo System Restore and click Next. 

Use System Restore option on computer to undo System Restore.

You can click Scan for affected programs to see what will be changed after undoing the System Restore.

Scan affected programs while undoing system restore.

Step 3. Click Finish to complete. 

Complete System Restore undo process.

Step 4. Click Yes to start undoing the System Restore, wait till the process ends. 
Step 5. Finally, when the process completes, click Close to finish. Restart your computer and sign in to Windows 10 or Windows 8.1/8.

How to Undo System Restore in Windows 7

Step 1. Click Start and type System Restore in the search box. And click System Restore on the result list.
Step 2. Click Undo my last restoration on System Restore window and click Next.
Step 3. Then click Finish to undo the System Restore on Windows 7.
Step 4. Your computer will restart once the process is complete. Log on to the computer, and you should be able to use your PC at the earlier state before you performing the system restore now.

How to Undo System Restore in Windows XP

If you are using a very old Windows Operating System such as XP, and you may not be able to find a way for undoing Windows XP System Restore on your own. Fortunately, EaseUS software has gathered a way for you to follow and give it a try to do this job on your XP computer:

Step 1. Click on the Start button, choose All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

Step 2. Choose the option Undo My Last Restoration and click the Next button.

Step 3. Click Next which is relabeled to the Undo button.

Windows system will undo the System Restore operation, and your computer restarts automatically. You can log in to your PC.

Step 4. Click the OK button in the System Restore window after the computer restarts.

You can then use the computer as it was before you attempted to use System Restore.

Part 3. How to Recover System Restore Undo Deleted Files

Some of you Windows users may have failed to create a backup or extract your essential files to a safe storage device and are now facing a severe data loss problem after the System Restore undo. Or some of you may even discover that System Restore Undo deleted files on your PC without asking you for permission. So how to effectively restore deleted files and data due to System Restore undo becomes a new task. Follow the guides below and accomplish it with ease. 

Step 1. Select a partition to scan - Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and you can view all of the partitions. Just select the wanted partition. 

select the wanted place to scan

Step 2. Scan the partition - Click the "Scan" button and the process begins immediately.

let the software scan the data

Step 3. Recover the lost data - Click the "Recover" button as long as you have selected the wanted files.

recover data from your computer

Extra Tips:

  • Select another place to save the recovered files to avoid data overwriting.
  • The "Filter" and "Search" option will help you find desired files quickly.



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