How do I restore Windows back to an earlier copy?IssueHow do I restore Windows back to an earlier copy?
AnswersUsers who are running Microsoft Windows XP or later can use Microsoft System Restore and restore their computer to an earlier date by following the below steps. This will not erase any of your data. However, if any programs were installed since that date, it is possible that the program settings may be lost.
Windows Vista and 7 users
In the Start search box type System Restore and press enter.
Windows XP users
Click Programs, and then Accessories
Click System Tools and open System Restore
If you're unable to find System Restore and have administrator rights try opening the System restore through the run line by following the below steps.
System Restore Window
Once in the System Restore window as shown in the below example, leave the option selected on the restore option and then click the Next button to start the Restore process. It's recommended you use the recommended restore point.