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System Restore Windows 11 | Go Back with Windows 11 System Restore

Did you know System Restore in Windows 11 can be used to Go Back to the previous state of Windows? In this guide, we will share about System Restore in Windows 11 and how to restore a problematic PC to its working state.

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Ever faced an issue with Windows 11 only to think that you may have to reinstall Windows 11? Not only is it a tedious process, but it also means reinstalling everything. Instead, you can choose to System Restore Windows 11.

Windows has an outstanding System Restore function that allows you to restore a computer to an earlier date or to its initial or original state and recover system files and settings if something goes wrong accidentally. For instance, if you deleted some programs from Windows 11 and your PC is having sudden issues because you unintentionally deleted some system apps, you can quickly restore your PC to a functional state. If the internet stops working after altering the Hosts file in Windows 11, you can use System Restore in Windows 11 to restore your computer to a prior date. In these cases, the System Restore tool quickly restores your Windows 11 PC to a functional state.

Also, note that there are a few things that the System Restore cannot do. It will not recover deleted files. It only fixes system files and a few files that are part of System Restore. System Restore will only restore your PC to the most current stable settings. So, in this article, we will show you how to use System Restore in Windows 11 and recover deleted files you may have lost during System Restore.

System Restore Windows 11

Recover Data Before System Restore Windows 11

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a comprehensive, robust, and reliable program that helps users recover accidentally deleted files. It is a reliable data recovery tool with a wide range of functions used by millions worldwide. It can recover content, including images, data, documents, and movies. The software ensures users can retrieve files, raw and formatted data and works on internal and external storage devices. You can download this software to recover deleted files from Windows 11 easily:

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The program also features many scanning modes to help you recover data more efficiently. Check more information about it:

So, given below are the steps you can use to recover lost files due to Windows 11 issues, and you can use this data retrieval software:

Note: To guarantee a high data recovery chance, install EaseUS data recovery software on another disk instead of the original disk where you lost files. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 computer. Select the disk partition or storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select the disk on Windows  to scan

Step 2. This recovery software will start scanning the disk to find all lost and deleted files. When the scan process completes, click "Filter" > "Type" to specify lost file types.

choose the recovered data type

Step 3. Preview and restore lost Windows files. You can double-click to preview the scanned files. Then, select the target data and click the "Recover" button to save them to another safe spot in the PC or an external storage device.

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How to Set Up System Restore Windows 11

You cannot use a System Restore unless it has been created earlier. Windows doesn't enable it by default and only creates System restore at significant events. It would be best if you could configure it and make a habit of creating a system restore from time to time.

Here, we have also provided a video to help you learn how to use System Restore on Windows 11:

  • 00:42 Open the System Restore window
  • 00:47 Configure and create a restore point
  • 01:27 Confirm System Restore
  • 08:20 System Restore completed successfully

How to set up a System Restore? Here is a detailed written tutorial on creating a restore point and enabling System Restore on Windows 11. Let us start by creating a restore point before we begin the System Restore process:

Step 1. Type restore into the Windows Search bar and choose the Create a restore point option from the results.

Find and Open the Restore Point app on Windows

Step 2. Before creating a restore point, you must first enable system protection. To do so, choose the C drive and click the Configure button.

Configure Restore Point for Drive

Step 3. In the next window, click the radio button next to Turn on system protection, and click OK.

Turn on System Protection

Sep 4. Now, click on the Create button to create a restore point.

Create System Restore Point

Step 5. Give the restore point a name and click Create.

Name the restore point

It might take a few seconds for the restore point to be created on your Windows 11 PC. Some PCs might take a long time, depending on the available storage and hardware. For that reason, it is recommended to delete temp files in Windows 11 regularly and free up disk space to keep junk off your computer.

Here is an additional reading about how to find older restore points on Windows 11:

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How to Find Older Restore Points Windows 11

We have three suggested methods to teach how to find older restore points on Windows 11 in this passage. Read more >>

Perform System Restore Windows 11 on a Working PC

After successfully generating the restore point, you can perform System Restore in Windows 11 on a working PC to set your PC back to its initial state via Control Panel.

Step 1. Open Control Panel and type recovery into its search bar, and click on Recovery from the results.

Open the Recovery section in Control Panel.

Step 2. Click on the Configure System Restore option from the next page.

Configure System Restore

Step 3. This will open the System Properties pop-up window. Next, click on the System Restore button.

Open System Restore List

Step 4. Click Next on the System Restore window.

Start System Restore wizard.

Step 5. You will find a list of all the restored points you have created on your Windows 11 PC. Select the restore point and click Next based on the date, time, and event name.

Select the System Restore date and click on the Next button.

Step 6. Next, you will be asked to confirm which drives you must restore. Select the restore point and click Next.

Select Drive to Restore

Step 7. The final confirmation window will include the restore point you have selected, the drive it will affect, and a warning that if you have recently changed your Windows password, you should prepare a password reset disk using a USB device. You will also have another opportunity to scan for affected programs. Next, click the Finish button, and your Windows 11 PC will restart to begin the System Restore process.

Complete System Restore

If you cannot find restore points in Windows 11, read the following passage to find solutions:

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No System Restore Points Windows 11? How to Enable System Restore

Are you wondering how to Enable system restore points on Windows 11? This article will help you solve system restore points issues. Read more >>

Use System Restore Windows 11 from the Boot

If your Windows 11 PC does not boot or display a black screen after a Windows update, you can restore the system from the advanced boot screen. Here is how to open the boot menu to use System Restore on Windows 11:

Step 1. To access your PC's boot menu, turn off your computer. Next, turn it back on, and when the Windows loading screen comes, shut it down again. Repeat this 2-3 times to force Windows to load its recovery screen. Alternatively, try pressing F2, F8, or F12 during boot to bring up the Startup recovery screen on some PCs. Lastly, you can access the boot screen by pressing the Shift key on your keyboard and restarting your PC.

Step 2. Once your PC displays the boot menu, click on the Troubleshoot option.

Step 3. Click on the Advanced options from the Troubleshoot screen.

Step 4. From the Advanced options screen, choose System Restore. A System Restore window will then display on your screen. Next, you perform a System Restore process as mentioned in the previous method.

System Restore in Advanced options

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After reading this tutorial, you can restore your PC to its prior operating state using the System Restore tool included with Windows 11. If you cannot reset your Windows 11 computer, System Restore will come to your rescue. So, I hope this article helped you figure out how to create a System Restore point and use it to recover your Windows 11 PC. Remember to back up your data before performing a System Restore. If you lost all the data, you can download and use the third-party recovery tool EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover any lost data during the System Restore.

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System Restore Windows 11 FAQs

Do you have more questions about System Restore on Windows? Given below are the most frequently asked questions and their answers:

1. How to undelete System Restore points on Windows 11?

The following solutions can help you undelete System Restore points Windows 11:

  • Recover deleted files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard when system restore points are lost
  • Check if system restore is enabled on Windows 11
  • Check corrupted system files on Windows 11
  • Reset system restore points in Safe Mode
  • Using CMD to recover restore points
  • Start volume shadow copy service
  • Adjust disk space usage

2. How to enable System Restore on Windows 11?

Type recovery into the Control Panel search box. Choose Recovery > Configure System Restore. Select Next in the Restore system files and settings window. Select the restoration point corresponding to the affected app, driver, or update, then click Next > Finish.

3. Why is there no System Restore points on Windows 11?

System Restore is disabled by default in Windows 11/10. Before using System Restore in Windows 11/10, you must manually enable it. You cannot establish a restore point without it.

4. Can I recover deleted files after performing System Restore on Windows?

It is always better to back up all your data on your PC before performing a System Restore function. If you lost all your data, you can use the third-party recovery tool EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover any lost data during a System Restore.

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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