How to Perform Windows 11 System Restore from Boot (2 Ways)

With the update of the Windows system, more and more people use the Windows 11 system, today we will take a look at how to perform Windows 11 system restore from boot with 2 ways.


By Miya Updated on May 30, 2023

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Why need to perform Windows 11 system restore from boot?

If you're having issues with your Windows 11 PC, such as a slow startup, blue screen, failed restart, or persistent crashes, you might need to perform a Windows 11 System Restore. If your system won't start, System Restore can help you restore your Windows operating system or settings to a previous working state before you start experiencing problems.

Windows 11 System Restore

This article discusses how to perform Windows 11 System Restore from boot. The solutions in this guide can also apply to Windows 10.

How to restore Windows 11 system from boot

When the Windows system has crashed, don't worry, we have found two ways for you to solve this phenomenon. You can find 2 workarounds in this article.

Way 1. System restore Windows 11 from boot with built-in tool

System Restore is Microsoft's built-in Windows tool that helps repair and restore the operating system by undoing certain changes to restore it to its previous working state. Think of System Restore as an "undo" feature of Windows.

To perform Windows 11 System Restore from boot, you can use the following steps:

Step 1. When your computer shuts down, power it on and turn it off as soon as the Windows logo appears. Repeat this three times and boot into WinRE. Click the Troubleshoot option in the recovery environment.

Troubleshoot Windows 11

Step 2. After that, click on the “Advanced Options” in the "Troubleshoot" screen.

Advanced Options Windows 11

Step 3. Next, select System Restore from the list on the Advanced Options screen.

Select System Restore

Step 4. After that, a System Restore window will appear on your screen. And click “Next” to complete your system recovery.

System Resrore Window

This process will revert (undo) any system changes/programs that may be causing problems or crashes, including system changes/programs that prevent them from booting correctly.

Way 2. System restore from boot in Windows 11 via best backup and restore tool

You can also restore a Windows 11 system with a free tool like the AOMEI Backupper Standard. This backup software mainly has the following features and functions:

✪ It is a complete and powerful backup software that supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.
✪ It is not only suitable for the operating system, but also for recovering partitions, disks, or individual files and folders.
✪ Compared to Windows System Restore, it is easier to operate and less error-prone.
✪ If you are concerned that your PC may not boot due to a malfunction, you can also create a bootable media to recover the system in WinPE.

Make sure you have created a system backup of the latest version of Windows 11 using AOMEI Backupper. Then follow the specific steps below to complete a system restore of Windows 11 from boot. 

You can follow the steps below to restore your Windows 11 system with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1. Free download AOMEI Backupper Standard , install and run it.

Download FreewareWin11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 2. Start AOMEI Backupper. Click “Restore” on the left. Then, click “Select Task” or “Select Image File” to find the system image created earlier.

Select Task Winpe

Step 3. Select “System Backup” on the screen, and click “Next”.

Select Backup Image

Step 4. Then, select “Restore this system backup” or “Restore a partition in this system backup” and click Next.

Select Entire Backup or Partition

Step 5. Click “Start Restore” to perform the progress. When progress is complete, click Finish to exit.

start restore

Useful tips for System Restore:

❃ If you experience more serious system problems, such as a system crash or disk failure, it is recommended that you create bootable media in advance. You can use it to successfully boot your Windows 11 computer and restore your system to a previous state using system backup software and system backup image files.

❃ If you purchased a new computer, you can use the Universal Restore feature (available in the paid version) with bootable media to recover system files on your new computer, even if the hardware configuration is different.


In conclusion, we have introduced how to perform Windows 11 system restore from boot with 2 different ways. I hope that one of the two methods can meet your real needs and get you out of trouble easily and efficiently.

In a word, we can restore Windows 11 system from boot with AOMEI Backupper, and this software also has other powerful features such as protecting your data privacy such as file sync, create bootable media, clone. Why not try it now?

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!