Restoring computers, websites, and mobile phones can have different meanings depending on the context, but generally, it means returning the device or service to a previous state. Here are some general steps for each.
System Restore is a feature in Windows that allows you to revert your computer’s state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time. This can be used to recover from a system malfunction or other problem.
To use System Restore in Windows 10 you type ‘Create a restore point’ into the Windows search box and select the matching result. In the System Properties window that appears, under the System Protection tab, click the ‘System Restore…’ button. Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and begin the restoration process.
Factory Reset: This returns the computer to the state it was in when it left the factory. It’s useful if you’re planning to sell the computer or if it has a serious problem that other methods can’t fix.
To factory reset a Windows 10 computer go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Update & Security’ > ‘Recovery.’
Under ‘Reset this PC’, click ‘Get started.’ You’ll have the option to keep your files or remove everything.
Websites can be ‘restored’ in the sense of rolling back changes to a previous version. This typically involves using a backup of the website’s files and database.
Login to cPanel account and look Under the ‘Files’ section. Then click on ‘Backup.’ Under ‘Restore a Home Directory Backup’, click ‘Choose File’ and select the backup file from your device. Then, click ‘Upload.’ If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, there may be built-in features or plugins you can use to restore from a backup. For mobile phones iOS devices (like an iPhone) go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Reset.’ Select ‘Erase All Content and Settings.’ This will completely reset the phone, so make sure you have a backup if needed.
Android devices: The exact steps can vary by device, but generally you’ll go to ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘Reset’ > ‘Factory data reset.’
Remember to always back up any important data before performing a restore or reset, as these processes often involve deleting current data.