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.


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


Click the "Restore all users' files" button.


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


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


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.