Windows 7/system restore


My Windows 7 system restore will not restore to an earlier date. I have tried it in safe mode with no luck. Is there a way to fix my system restore.

Hello Robert

Unfortunately the System Restore feature simply doesn't do what it is intended to on a good day. If you are finding it is not working at all as in the case it is not enabled, you may have to first make sure you have it enabled.  This link from microsoft support will help in that regard:

you may also have luck with this link:

Even if you start it now, it will only start creating restore points based on when you install a new program or when you actually choose to create a new restore point therefore if you were hoping to go back to a previous restore point you probably will not have any luck at this point.

Personally speaking I have only ever found it useful on 1 or 2 occasions on various client computers and therefore you should never really count on it.

My suggestions would be to first visit my website at and read the TIPS page on OPTIMIZING your computer. Then go to the SOFTWARE/SUPPORT page and install all the items in the pink section. CCLEANER, SPYWAREBLASTER, MALWAREBYTES and SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY have been the go to programs to take care of the spyware/malware and problems related to errors.
To learn all the tricks and tips of using CCLEANER properly visit the following link:

I hope this helps


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As I have been volunteering in the 'windows' category since the inception of AllExperts, which has now moved to numerous windows categories. I will therefore be happy to answer any Windows 7,8 and 10 based question. What can't I answer? Not much, as this is the main reason I volunteered here, because I am hopeful the questions I can not answer will allow me to investigate the problem so that I can answer it. The TIPS and SOFTWARE support through my website at can also be of some help.


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