In Windows 7, you can use a restore point to restore system to the
old state at the restore point creating time, thus to fix system error.
Why? Most serious issues in Windows are caused by problems with the
Windows Registry, device drivers, or DLL files. When a restore point is
created, a current copy of these and other important files in Windows 7
are saved and can be restored using System Restore.
As windows login password is stored in system file, when you forgot windows 7 password
used at present, you can use system restore to make the old password
valid, thus bypass the unknown windows 7 password. Therefore, before
making any major changes to your computer, youd better create a restore
How to create system restore point in win 7?
1. Right click Computer and select Properties.
2. In the left pane, click System protection. If youre prompted for an
administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
3. Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create button.
4. In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create.
How to restore system with system restore point?
1. Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.
2. In the launched System Restore window, click Next to see System Restore points.
3. Choose the restore point that you want to go back to.
Note: Any restore points that you created manually, scheduled
restore points that Windows 7 created, and those created automatically
during the installation of certain programs will be listed here.
1. Click Next.
2. Click Finish to begin the System Restore.
Note: Windows 7 will shut down to complete the System Restore, so be sure you have saved all your work before continuing.
Tip: System Restore will not revert any of your non-system files
like documents, email, music, etc. to a previous state. These types
files are completely unaffected by System Restore. If your want to
recover a deleted non-system file, try using file restore if you made
1. Click Yes to dialogue box to confirm uninterrupted system restore again.
2. System Restore will now restore Windows 7 to the state that was recorded in the restore point you chose in Step 3.
3. After logging in to Windows 7 after the reboot, you would get the prompt that System Restore completed successfully.
4. Check to see if the system problem has been corrected by this System
Restore. If the problem still persists, you can repeat the steps above
and choose another restore point if possible.
System image can also be used for System Restore. To create a system
image, Control Panel -> System and Security (view in category) ->
Backup and Restore -> Create a system image in left panel. The image
can be created on another hard disk, a DVD as well as a network. That is
to say, the system image DVD is also a tool to restore system and bypass windows 7 password.