Bring Computer Back to Earlier Date with System Restore

Posted by @AOMEI

April 8, 2016

Bring Windows 10/8/7 computer back to earlier date by using system restore utility of AOMEI Backupper can help to fix poor performance or software errors and does not erase any of your data, like pictures or music.

Why need bring computer back to earlier date?

After a long time usage of computer, there would be various problems. Usually, problems can be solved by bring computer back to earlier date assuming they are system crash, blue screen, system configuration change caused by wrong operation, system data loss caused by the employment of some software, instability or low running speed of OS, data inconsistency caused by sudden power failure, and others being the same kind. For instance, sometimes unexpected change of your computer and unpredictable behave of windows caused by the installation of a program or a driver can be corrected by uninstalling the program or driver, but what if uninstalling doesn't fix the problem? You can try restoring your computer's system to an earlier date on which everything worked correctly so as to solve the problem. To do so, you should backup system first and then a software with “system restore” utility is a key so that you can restore your PC to an earlier point in time with the point-in-time image. Here, AOMEI Backupper can achieve both jobs.

How to take computer back to earlier date?

System restore is easy to achieve for AOMEI Backupper which is a powerful backup and restore software. If the current system can run normally, we can carry out the operations by directly launch this software in Windows. But during the operation of system restore, this software will remind you of completing the operations under the Restart Mode. At this time, it is necessary to restart computer, and then follow the software prompts to realize system restore. If the operating system can not boot, it is required to run AOMEI Backupper and finish system restore via bootable CD (If you don’t prepare a bootable CD before, you can create a system image on other computer any time and restore system to the system broken computer with AOMEI Universal Restore).

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. There are two methods to start job.

Method 1: start “Restore” under “Home”tab.


Method 2: Click the "restore" option, and then all the backup tasks will be listed. As for system restore, you should tick the box of "System Restore" at first. After selecting a backup task, click "Next". (You can also browse a path to select an image file by click the "Path" button.)


Step 2: In the backup point page, choose a backup version, and then click "Next".

Backup Point

Step 3: All the operations will be listed. Just confirm the operations, and then click "Start Restore" if there isn't any mistake.

Operation Summary

Step 4: There will be a pop-up window, and it will prompt you to restart the computer. Then, the operations will be completed under the Restart mode.


After system restore, we could access the normal system again. But the new application installed after the system backup will not be restored this time. Therefore, you’d better to do a schedule system state backup. Thus, the system can be restored to the latest state to avoid reinstallation of applications after system restore.