How to use Windows 10 quick recovery options

Introduction

In the days of Windows 10, everything is fine and happy and everything works all the time. OK, that may be just a tiny bit exaggerated. Like it or not, issues happen sometimes without warning and that are beyond our ability to control. Whether you experience hardware failures or software issues, the ability to restore to a stable state is a critical function of today’s systems. 

Standard backups can take care of your critical data, but what about your operating system? Critical programs? Tweaks to your setup and custom drivers? 

It can take a significant amount of time to get your computer back to the way it was before a failure through normal means, but what if you don’t have to? What if you could just rewind back before that install that went bad, or an update that caused a boot loop, or a driver that doesn’t play nice with the rest of a system? 

Thankfully, Microsoft has implemented a number of features that allow for quick recovery of your system to as close to the present state as possible. Each of these are designed around specific criteria, so you’ll want to choose the method that is best for your particular circumstances.

If your PC will boot

Remove Windows updates

Despite Microsoft’s efforts to test every update before pushing it, there are some issues that are so pressing that they require making an update available before all possible issues are detected. If it is necessary to remove an update due to an issue that it is actively causing, in most situations this can be done by going to Programs and Features under the Control Panel. Once here, we can select the option “Uninstall an Update”.

 

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