Windows® Vista System Recovery
Want to recover your Windows Vista machine? Read on
System recovery is a method by which the entire data on system (including key system files) is restored. This method is used to undo some harmful changes to a machine that occurred due to the accidental deletion/modification of system files by user, malware infection that modified some important system files etc. System recovery is a very helpful tool in case the user wants to recover the system immediately without having to take the machine to a service centre. Recovery of your machine running on Windows Vista is easy. Windows Vista incorporates options like Startup repair, System Restore, Windows complete PC restore etc, all aimed at making the restore process easier.
Following details give users more information and important aspects to remember while using system recovery on Windows Vista:
- Data backup
- Drivers would need to be reinstalled
- Loss of applications
- Removal of malware
Before starting with any of the system recovery processes on Windows Vista users should bear in mind that all the data on the system would be removed except of those which remained at the time of creating the recovery CD. This might include some important documents which would have to be backed up on a separate media if the user requires these files.
Drivers would need to be reinstalled
If the user had recently added new Windows Vista drivers to the system these would be removed during the recovery process. Only the drivers those were present at the time of creating the recovery disk would be reinstalled. It should be noted that if user had updated a driver to solve some issues, reinstalling of the outdated drivers might bring the issues back. Such drivers that were updated should be backed up before the recovery process.
During recovery of Windows Vista system, all the applications would be reset. These might include some of the older versions of applications. The setup files of these old versions of applications would be hard to locate. Making a list of all the present applications is advised.
Before recovering the Windows Vista system, users should make sure that the system is free from malwares. This is applicable for the recovery CD as well. Users should ensure that creation of the recovery CD is also carried out at a time without any malware infection.