How to Restore My Computer Back to Day One

by Stephen Lilley

If you want to restore your Windows-based computer back to the way it was running on "Day One"--the first day you turned on your computer--you can use a program called "System Restore." System Restore is a native utility, which means that it is already installed on your computer from the moment you bring it home from the store. By default, System Restore is creating something called a "Restore Point" every day, so you can restore your computer to "Day One" by selecting the oldest "Restore Point" in the program.


Open System Restore. The icon for this program is located in the "Accessories" menu under the "System Tools" folder. The "Accessories" menu is in your "Start" menu.


Click "Next" in the System Restore window to view a list of all restore points on your computer, arranged by date. Select the one that matches the date you brought your computer home from the store and hooked it up. Click "Next."


Click "Finish." System Restore will now restore your computer back to the way it was working on "Day One."

About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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