in Control Panel includes several options that can help you recover your computer from a serious error. For example, System Restore
. Recovery also contains two advanced recovery methods
that you can use if Windows is badly damaged or otherwise unusable. The first method replaces everything on your computer, including Windows and all of your personal files, with a backup
or a recovery image
. The second method reinstalls Windows in its entirety. Either method might delete any programs that you have installed.
This will show you how to create or download a System Recovery
shortcut. You can also Pin to Taskbar
or Pin to Start Menu
this shortcut, or move where you like in Windows 7 for easy use.