Sysdm.cpl

Instructions on how to Restore Windows 10 to a previous day to fix the error

We have discussed creating a system restore point manually as well as backing up the system image in Windows 10. In this tutorial, we will see how to restore Windows 10 to an earlier date with the help of a previously created restore point.

Note:

– When you restore Windows 10 to an earlier date, your documents, pictures, and other files are kept.

– The program installed after creating the selected restore point will be deleted or uninstalled.

– The update programs after creating the selected restore point will be restored back to the previous version and will not be uninstalled.

Windows 10 system recovery to an earlier date

Step 1: Go to Start menu or Run command search box, type Sysdm.cpl and press Enter to open System Properties .

Sysdm.cpl

Step 2: Once the System Properties dialog box is opened, switch to the System Properties tab.

System Properties

Step 3: Under Protection Settings , make sure system drive protection (Windows 10 (C 🙂 (System) is enabled. Next, in the System Restore section, click the button labeled System Restore to open the wizard. Guide to System Restore.

System Restore

Step 4: Click the Next button to view all recently created restore points.

System Restore 2

NOTE: If you recently performed a system restore using a restore point, you will get the following screen instead of the one above with the option to undo a system restore. You need to choose Choose a different restore point and then click Next button to see all restore points.

System Restore

Step 5: If all restore points are not visible, click on the option labeled Show more restore points to see all restore points.

System Restore 6

As you can see in the picture above, the most recent restore point will appear above with date, time, and description.

You should know all programs that will be uninstalled when you restore system using a specific date. For affected programs, select the restore point that you want to use to restore the system, and then click Scan for affected programs .

As you can see, Windows will display all the programs and drivers that will be deleted when you restore the system using the selected restore point. If a program is updated after creating a restore point, the previous version of the program is restored.

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For example, if you were running Firefox 42 while creating the same restore point and update as version 43.0 after a while, Windows will restore Firefox 42 when you restore using the selected restore point. Not a big deal as you can easily update programs and drivers to the latest version with a few clicks.

Step 6: Select the restore point you want to use to restore Windows 10, and then click the Next button   .

System Restore 8

Step 7: Finally, click the Finish button   to start restoring your Windows 10 to the selected restore point.

System Restore 9

Your computer will automatically restart to begin the recovery process. This can take up to 20 minutes depending on the number of programs and settings to be restored.

Once done, you will see the message “ System Restore completed successfully ” on the desktop.


We have discussed creating a system restore point manually as well as backing up the system image in Windows 10. In this tutorial, we will see how to restore Windows 10 to an earlier date with the help of a previously created restore point.

Note:

– When you restore Windows 10 to an earlier date, your documents, pictures, and other files are kept.

– The program installed after creating the selected restore point will be deleted or uninstalled.

– The update programs after creating the selected restore point will be restored back to the previous version and will not be uninstalled.