|Step 1: System Restore Next Step|
|When you install new programs you in fact make system changes to your
computer. System restore is similar to the way you can undo in word
processing etc. It will take you back to a previous state and undo the
programs etc or other system changes that have been made.
System Restore will not affect your personal data files e.g. documents you have created, in general files you have created with different applications. You won't lose changes made to these files.
How does System restore work?
Windows creates an image of your computer. These images are called restore points. Windows creates restore points at the time of important system changes (such as a program installation etc) or you can create and name your own restore points at any time. If for instance your computer has started to give you problems after you have made a change or installation you restore to a point previous to those changes.
When you run System Restore, a calendar is displayed with restore points. The more often you use your computer then the more restore points you will have to choose from.
Before you open System Restore, you should save all the work you may be doing. Because System Restore will require a computer restart.
1. Click Start.
Using System Restore in Vista
There are two areas to access System Restore.
Type restore into the Start menu search box. System
Restore is at the top of the start menu. Or type rstrui into the search box and hit enter.
1. Open System Restore. (See steps above.)
. To finish creating this restore point, click Create.
To view or return to this restore point, open System Restore and
in the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier
time. Then select the date you created the restore point from the
calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore
points you created and the computer created on the selected date are
listed by name in the box to the right of the calendar.