# 2 Windows 7 Backup Restoration
Of course we tried a restoration of our backup, just to check the operation of this critical phase of the process.
The utility then offers you the ability to browse the backup set in question, which is very convenient if you want to retrieve some files. In practice, it will likely be the scenario most frequent (eg if you have changed or overwritten by mistake a given document).
Windows automatically stores and manages different versions of files. To view them, simply open the document properties. In the screen above screen, for example, there are two previous versions of our “Autoplay” file.
If you need to restore your entire system, you must start the computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or if you do not have it, a previously created restore disc.