How to Restore Windows 10/8/7 Computer to Earlier Date?

Posted by @Cherry

February 27, 2018

If you meet the problem that system crash, hard drive failure, data loss, etc, you can use the backup image you created before to restore computer to earlier date for minimizing the damage.

The benefit of restoring computer to earlier date

To restore computer to an earlier time actually is as same as to restore your computer’s system to an earlier point of time. When you use computer, you may meet a lot of troubles. When the system crashed, the computer cannot boot successfully, and you cannot use the applications at all. In this situation, to restore computer to earlier date can help you go back to the previously state. Besides, there are many reasons can cause an unexpected change to your computer, such as a program, a driver, and your computer cannot work normally as before. To solve this problem, uninstalling the program may help a lot. But, if it doesn’t solve the problem, then, to restore computer to earlier date is a wise idea to bring your computer to a correct working state.

How to restore computer to earlier date?

Restore computer to earlier date is a good idea to help you go back to the correct state. Well then, how to restore computers system to an earlier point of time?

To restore computer to the previous date, you must create a system backup image before. Then, when you need to do system recovery, you can use it directly. Windows 10/8/7 and other Windows operating system has snap-in tool which can create system image backup and restore it to your computer. Open it to create a system image backup and store it to other local partitions or an external hard drive. If there is something wrong, you can use it to restore your computer to an earlier date.

However, many people think that the Windows built-in tool is complicated and it creates a big system backup image. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper can help you a lot.

Restore computer to earlier date with the AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a great powerful software that can backup & restore system, partition, disk, file/folder. Besides, it has many other utilities such as create bootable media, sync two folders, etc. It supports almost all the Windows OS no matter Windows PC or Windows Server. The free edition AOMEI Backupper Standard is designed for PC users, supports Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP. So, to restore computer to earlier date, you can download the freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Make sure that you have created system backup before (You can click System Backup under the Backup tab to create a system backup image).

Step1. Launch this freeware. Click Restore at the left side. It lists the task here, or you can click Path to select the image file to restore data from it. Click Next.


Step2. It will popup a window to remind you that you are doing system restore, click Yes and select a backup time point to restore. Click it and click Next.

Backup Point

Step3. It will move to the Operation Summary page. Here you can confirm the information, if there is no problem, click Start Restore to launch the progress.

Start Restore

When the progress reached 100%, click Finish to exit.

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AOMEI Backupper enables you to do a universal restore, which can restore system from one computer to another computer. But this feature is only existing on AOMEI Backupper Professional edition, which means you need to upgrade your Standard edition to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

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