Undo Restoration in Windows® Vista
Learn about undoing system restore in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista has neat features that allow the users to save certain configurations of their system. When they make some changes on the OS and don't like it, they can undo the changes. It's very important to have restore possibility and especially for users that like experimenting. When using any of the features, take into consideration the importance of creating backups. System Restore is good for restoring the system configuration, but just in case back up all the data that you consider important.
Uses of undoing system restore in Windows Vista:
- If System Restore Doesn't Work Properly
- To Test Different Configurations
- To Remove Viruses or Other Type of Malware
If System Restore Doesn't Work Properly
Sometimes, after configuring the settings, the system may not work for you the way you want it to work. Unfortunately, sometimes the restore point doesn't fix the problem in question and in some cases it can even cause bigger problems than the new configuration. In this situation you can use undo system restore that gets you back to the new configuration.
To Test Different Configurations
There is so many options for so many devices including the computer and its operating system like Windows Vista. There are basic configuration options and then there are really advanced ones that, if properly configured, could improve performance of the operating system. But if done improperly they could cause many problems. That is why the possibility to switch between original configuration and new one, and vice versa, is very useful.
Antivirus software are great to protect the system from viruses and other types of malware, but sometimes they fail to do so. In case some viruses manage to get in, system restore can help. Having a restore point that doesn't have viruses or any type of malware can save help you remove such threats with ease. In case the restore point is infected, it is best to undo the restoration. Although it is a good idea to do a complete system scan with new antivirus software that has been updated recently.