You have just installed a new software or you have changed several settings in your system. Your computer restarts normally and yet some commands do not respond as they should. What to do ?…

This situation happens to me once in 100 when I install software bought cheap abroad or when I try this super system setting supposed to make my PC as fast as a rocket …

In reality this kind of problem should not happen to you, during a common use of your computer, … apart from maybe, when you do a Windows update. Nevertheless we will see the recommended procedure.

Better prevent than cure

Ideally, consider manually creating a restore point BEFORE you re-install, upgrade, or do any kind of change in your system settings.

How to create a restore point for Windows 7
  1. On the Start menu, type “Create Restore Point” or Click Start> Control Panel> System & Security> System
  2. Select “System Protection” from the left menu and click “Create” (at the bottom of the panel)
  3. Define a name and click Create.

If the worst is done! Isolate yourself!

From the moment you notice a problem, cut the Internet, either by closing the WIFI, or by removing the cable that connects you to the modem. Repairs are best done behind closed door

Back to beginning

Use the restore point you created beforehand to return to the pre-experience situation and restore your computer into working condition.

If you have forgotten to create one, use the last one that was done automatically by the system. At the best you will have nothing more to do and at the worst, you will have to reinstall one or two software or make an update accordingly.

Here’s how to restore your computer
  1. On the Start menu, type “Restore your computer to an earlier date” or click Start> Control Panel> Service Center> Recovery
  2. Open System Restore and click Next.
  3. Then choose the date of the restore point, click Next and confirm in the next window by clicking Finish.
  4. Wait until it is over. That takes time.

In conclusion

This way of doing, allows to make experiments and to learn more about your computer, without however rendering it inoperative.

Once the experiment is done, you can choose to take the loss, discard the incriminated software and abandon the fraudulent settings.

But you can also, now that you know how to go back, push the experiment a little further, to detect the fault, or even make the famous software operational … but that’s another story.

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