Restore without a special Windows Start Menu entry

With an HP computer with Windows 7 64 bit...

1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. (in Category view) System and Security
4. Action Center
5. 'Restore your computer to an earlier time'
6. 'Open system Restore'
You may need to check the box 'Show more restore points' so see many entries. At this point you can either choose an known working Restore Point, or you can chose to restore from a System Image