How to Restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to Previous Date

This guide will show you how to restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to previous date, including the way to restore Windows to previous date from boot.


By Lena / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Undoubtedly, we have all encountered computer problems at one time or another. Windows update, system crashes, virus infection, hard drive failure may cause a computer not to work properly or even fail to boot up. Fortunately, we have the option to restore Windows to a previous date to bring computer back to life.

There is one handy feature called System Restore that allows us to restore Windows 11/10/8/7 to previous date. In other words, restoring the computer to a good working condition it was in before the problem occurred. It’s a quick solution if you encounter system problem after installing an update, driver, or app.

Part 1. How to restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to previous date

It’s not a difficult task to let Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 go back to previous date. As long as the System Restore is enabled, then it will automatically create restore point when you install Windows update, driver, or a new app. Next, I’ll show you how to perform Windows recovery to previous date in two situations.

Way 1. How to restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to previous date via System Restore

Step 1. Go to search field and type "system restore" > Choose System Restore from the result list.

Step 2. Click Next on the pop-up window.

System Restore

Step 3. Choose a system restore point and click Next to go on.

Choose Restore Point

The System Restore will uninstall recently installed programs. If you want to know which programs will be removed, you can click on the Scan for affected programs option to get the information.

Step 4. Confirm your restore point > Finally, click Finish to restore Windows to a previous date.


Way 2. How to restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to previous date from boot

If your computer can’t boot up, you can boot the computer via a bootable disk and then restore Windows to previous date from boot.

Step 1. Create a bootable disk via the USB flash drive.

Step 2. Insert the bootable USB > Turn on computer and press the Del key or the F2 key at the same time to enter the BIOS.

Step 3. Set the computer to boot from the USB and press F10 to confirm.

Step 4. Click Next until the Repair your computer option appears.

Repair Your computer

Step 5. Choose Repair your computer option and choose Windows 10 > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.

Choose System Restore

Step 6. Then the System Restore window will appear > Click Next and follow the prompts to complete the recovery.

Part 2. How to recover missing files in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

If you have not enabled System Restore and want to restore deleted folders or files, then you can turn to data recovery software for help. The data recovery software can help you scan the hard drive and find all deleted and missing files

MyRecover is recommended here. It is one professional data recovery software for laptop & PC developed by AOMEI, the benchmark of the data recovery industry. Below are its outstanding features.

● Supports Data Recovery in Various Situations. System crashes, accidental deletion, virus attacks, disk formatting, etc.
● Supports Any Kind of Disk-based Storage Media. SSD, HDD, USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD card, etc.
● Recover Any Types of Files in Original Format. Documents, texts, pictures, videos, audios, emails, compressed files, etc.
● Highly-Compatible. Supports NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS in Windows 11/10/8/7. (Compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit OS.)
● High-Speed. With an advanced scan engine and robust data recovery algorithm, ADR for Windows can find and recover deleted or lost data at a very high speed.

The tool can help you restore deleted and missing files in various situations. You can click the download button to get the tool.

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Steps to recover lost files in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

1. Open ADR for Windows > Hover the mouse over the drive saved deleted files before, and click Scan to scan.

Start Scan

2. The tool will search your data with Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Quick Scan aims at finding deleted data, while Deep Scan searches for other lost data.


3. You are allowed to recover data during the scanning process. So when you see the files you need, you can select the files and click the Recover button to recover them.

Final words

That’s all about how to restore Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 to previous date. Recovering Windows is easy as long as System Restore is enabled beforehand. However, you may not find the correct restore point. In this case, you can let recovery tool help you find lost files or turn to another easy way to restore computer to earlier state.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.