Fix: Restore operation using Backup and Restore fails in Windows 7 SP1

Are you facing an issue, where when you try to restore or backup files using the Backup and Restore service via Control Panel, on a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)? If so this article may interest you.

This situation could probably arise if your dive is corupt. When such a restore operation fails, you could get the following error message:

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070057).

In such a situation you might want to download and install a hotfix from  Microsoft.

You will have to viist KB2569601 and request the Fix374032.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Leo Tio

    There doesn’t seem to be a proper fix for this Win 7 backup & restore problem! MS are groping in the dark!

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