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One of the most helpful utility that Windows XP incorporates is the System Restore utility. This utility enables you to roll your system back or restore it to a previous state when your system becomes unstable due to improper system configurations and incompatible software and hardware device drivers.
How It Works
By default, system restore is turned on a computer running Windows XP. System Restore monitors a set of system and application configurations for changes and each time you modify a setting or perform any of the following, system restore automatically takes a snapshot of the changes and creates a restore point.
- An unsigned device driver is installed
- A new application is installed
- A Windows Update or service pack is applied to your system
- A Restore Point from earlier is restored
- A backup using the Backup Utility is restored.
Nevertheless, you can also manually create a restore point and set system restore to create restore points at various intervals. When your computer becomes unstable after erroneous changes to a Windows or application setting, you can restore your computer to a specific restore point to undo whatever changes that has resulted in the instability.
To restore your computer to a specific restore point, follow these steps:
- Log on to Windows as Administrator
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories
- Point to System Tools, and select System Restore
- On the Welcome To System Restore page, click Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time