Use System Restore to Restore to an Earlier System State (Windows 7 \/ Vista)\n\nIf You Can Boot Windows:\n\n\nSave your work and backup your important files. System Restore will restart your computer without giving you the option to save your work.\n\nSystem Restore will leave your data and files intact, but it is still a good idea to backup important files in case the unforeseen occurs.\nClick Start.\n\n\nType System Restore in Search programs and files, and then hit Enter.\n\n\nIf you receive a UAC dialog, type your administrator password or click Yes to continue.\n\n\nIf You Cannot Boot Windows:\n\nAccess the Windows Recovery Options to choose System Restore from the available options.\n\n\n\n\n\nSteps for System Restore:\n\n\nAfter completing the above steps, you will see one of two screens:\n\n\n\n\n\nFor the first screen, click Next >.\n\n\nFor the second screen, choose Recommended restore: or Choose a different restore point. Then click Next >.\n\nIf you hit Next > on the first screen or selected Choose a different restore point on the second screen, you will be met with the following screen. You will have the option to choose from multiple restore points. If you need to restore to an earlier point in time than one listed in the window, choose Show more restore points. You can also Scan for affected programs to determine which programs might have updates removed or which programs might be entirely removed.\n\nOnce you have selected a restore point, click Next >.\n\n\n\n\nOn the following screen, click Finish.\n\n\n\n\nIf you are absolutely sure the chosen restore point is the one you want, click Yes.\n\n\n\n\nYou will then receive a message Preparing to restore your system... and the restore should complete without a problem.\n\nThe restore process may take some time depending on the changes made to the system since the previous restore point.