What is the difference between a Basic Restore and a Complete Restore in Samsung Recovery Solution?

Last Update date : 2017.08.08

Basic Restore reloads all the Windows operating system files and leaves all personal files, programs and settings intact. By reloading the Windows operating system, a Basic restore can fix many Windows related problems.


To perform a Basic Restore (using Samsung Recovery Solution 5), follow these steps:


Step 1: Click on the Start button and select All Programs.


Step 2: Click on the Samsung folder and open Samsung Recovery Solution 5




Step 3: Click Restore. The Restore window appears.





Step 4: While on the Restore window, click Basic Restore


basic restore window 



Step 5: A description about Basic Restore function will be displayed. To continue, click Next.


basic restore desc 



Step 6: Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer. Save and close any open documents, and then click OK. The computer will restart.





Step 7: When the computer restarts, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 launches automatically and begins the Basic Restore process. A progress bar appears showing the elapsed time and estimated total time of completion.


Step 8: After the progress bar is full, Recovery Solution 5 will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart.


Step 9: After the computer has restarted, the restore process is now complete.



Warning: Do not rename the backup folder created by Samsung Recovery Solution or change the directory structure in the backup. If the name or structure has changed SRS will not see your recovery point when you attempt to perform a restore.



● Complete Restore uses a Complete Backup to restore the system to the condition it was in when the Complete Backup was made. If you have no stored Complete Backups, you can still use the Complete Restore function to restore the computer to its initial status.


Important Reminders in using Complete Restore:


A Complete restore erases all current files, settings, programs and other data and replaces them with the files, settings, programs and other data contained in the Complete Backup. In other words, it restores your computer to the way it was when you made the Complete Backup. Also, note that any programs installed after the Complete Backup will still need to be reinstalled.


If you have data that you need to save, create a Data Backup before performing a Complete Restore. With Data Backup you can save your files to an external device and then use Data Restore to load those files back onto the PC.

If the computer powers on, but Windows does not load, press the F4 Key at the Samsung logo when you first power on the computer.


To perform Complete Restore (using Samsung Recovery Solution 5), follow these steps:


Step 1: Open the Samsung Recovery Solution 5.


Step 2: Once Samsung Recovery Solution 5 loads, click Restore. The Restore dialog appears.





Step 3: Click Complete Restore.


complete restore 



Step 4: On the Restore window, there is a list of backups created using Complete Backup and the expected time needed to perform a restore with each backup. If no backups have been created then the Computer Initial Status backup is the only item listed. Click the backup you would like to use for this restore, and then click Next.


Important: Make sure you have power connected to the PC. If power is lost during a restore, you need to start the process again from the beginning.


complete restore window 



Step 5: Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer to continue. Click OK to restart.





Step 6: The computer restarts and Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to click Yes to Delete all data on drive C. Click Yes to proceed.

A progress bar appears showing the current transfer speed, the amount of data copied, elapsed time and estimated total time to completion.

Step 7: After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 will prompt you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart. After you restart your computer, the restore process is complete.


Note: You will need to perform an additional restart for Windows to apply its changes.

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