How to Reinstall Backups

by Sharon Harp

The Microsoft Backup and Restore utility is a program built in on your Windows operating system that lets you automatically perform backups of your computer to ensure your data is protected. If you want to restore a backup to your system, you can reinstall the information from that backup using the Backup and Restore utility.

1

Click "Start", open the "Control Panel", and click "Backup and Restore" under the "System and Maintenance" section of the Control Panel.

2

Click the "Restore all users' files" button.

3

Click "Next", then click "Yes" to confirm you want to perform the operation.

4

Click "Browse for files", and select the backup files you want to reinstall from the backup location onto your computer.

5

Click "Finish".

About the Author

Sharon Harp has worked as a campus newspaper journalist and a freelance writer since 2002. She currently writes for various websites. Harp holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the California Institute of Technology.