System Restore in Windows® Vista®
When is system restore required? What are the things to be kept in for system restore for Windows Vista?
Just like other Operating Systems, the system restore utility is included in Windows Vista. This is to enable you to roll back your system to a previously known good working condition. The system restore process would not make any changes to your personal files, such as your documents, worksheets, presentation and Internet favorites. This process would just revert the changes in the system configuration. It also removes programs which are installed after the time when the restore point, you are reverting to was created. In the case of Windows Vista, the system restore utility continuously monitor the system and then automatically creates restore points periodically. The utility also has the option for creating manual restore points.
Following are the guidelines and the things to keep in mind to perform Windows Vista system restore:
- Time for system restore
- Performing Windows Vista system restore
- Things to keep in mind
Time for system restore
In the system restore you ay store the system into the previous secure restore points. Sometimes the installation of some software can cause troubles in the system and also would change the system settings. The virus issues are also another cause. If your system gets infected with system there would be corruption of files, programs and even registry. In order to restore them to the previous secure state, you have to perform the system restore.
Performing Windows Vista system restore
In order to perform the system restore in Windows Vista restore, first go to 'Start', then 'All Programs', 'Accessories', 'System tools' and then to 'System Restore'. You might also select the system restore button which is located on the 'System Protection' tab of the 'System Properties' dialog box. In the restore point screen, you need to select your restore point from the menu. Then click 'Next' to continue. System would prepare to restore and then restarts. After that when the restore is completed, you need to click 'OK'. Now the system is restored to the selected restore point.
The system restore would could keep your system in to the past restore point. After that time period, you can install necessary software and applications. Since system restore would remove all the latest installed programs and software you need to keep back up all those data. These can be saved in removable media like hard disk, CD, DVD and USB.