Restore point: what is it for

Restore point: what is it for
Restore point: what is it for

While working on the computer, we install new programs there, change its settings “for ourselves”. During all such operations, there is a possibility of doing something wrong, as a result of which the computer may start to issue various errors or even stop working. Very often in this case the question arises about a new installation of the system. However, you can return the PC to working capacity in another way.

So, let's look at this method in more detail. You can return the computer to a working state using the "system restore" function. It allows you to return the last working state of the Windows system.

restore point
restore point

Using recovery, the computer automatically creates a copy of its working settings, it is called a "restore point". It contains all the data about the state of the system, the programs that are installed in it, as well as information about the settings of Windows XP. That is, this copy of the system contains information about the state of Windows at this time.

A restore point is also created when drivers or programs are installed on the computer.

But apart fromautomatic creation of a point with which the system is restored, you can do it yourself. To use System Restore, you need to check if you can create such a restore point on your computer. To do this, you need to open the properties of the computer by opening the context menu of the "My Computer" shortcut and selecting the "Properties" item there. In the window that opens, you need to open the "System Restore" tab and check that there is no checkmark next to the option to disable System Restore.

System restore point
System restore point

In the event that a Windows XP restore point will be created manually, for this you need to select "All Programs" in the main menu, then "Accessories", then "System Tools" and finally "System Restore". In the window that opens, you need to open the "System Restore" tab, and in the new window select the "New System Restore Point" item and click "Next".

In the window that opens next, you need to describe the new restore point and click the "Create" button. After a while, a message about creating a new checkpoint will appear.

Thus, you already know how to create a restore point yourself. Now you need to figure out how to use it to return the system to working capacity.

Windows XP restore point
Windows XP restore point

To do this, go to the "System Restore" window in a manner similar to creating a new restore point. Here we mark the item "Restore the previous state of the computer system" and click the "Next" button. Then celebratedrestore point, during which the computer worked without failures, and click "Next" again.

Windows XP will inform you of the general state of the computer it was in at the time the new restore point was created, and then you will be prompted to confirm that System Restore starts by clicking Next.

As a result of this, the computer will restart itself. After turning it on, the system will be in the same state as it was at the time when the checkpoint was created, with which the system was restored.

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