System Restore in Windows® XP
What is System Restore in Windows® XP and how it is used?
System Restore in Windows® XP is a system recovery tool that allows users reversing certain changes made to the operating system. The system restore enables users to reverse their computer to the certain point to restore certain settings and versions. This System Restore featured in Windows® XP helps to recover computer from several types of failures. While a system is running Windows® XP and face major issues due to problems with device drivers then System Restore is used to return default settings. In other words, System Restore works as the ‘Undo’ command for some parts of the Microsoft® Windows®.
To make the most of this System Restore utility, you need to gather following information on it:
- Availability and access to System Restore
- How to turn off System Restore?
- How to use it to undo system changes?
Availability and access to System Restore
The System Restore utility is available with all editions of Windows® operating systems, including Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP and Windows® Me. System Restore is accessible from the ‘System Tools’ folder from ‘Accessories’. Click at ‘Start’ and select ‘All Programs’, from which you need to select ‘Accessories’ to access ‘System Tools’ folder. The System Restore is also accessible from the Safe Mode in Windows® XP.
How to turn off System Restore?
By default, System Restore is always turned on, however, you can turn off and turn on the System Restore utility tool. Click ‘Start’, right click on ‘My Computer’ and then select ‘Properties’. Click at ‘System Restore’ tab from the ‘System Properties’ dialog box and choose ‘Turn off System Restore’ check box or else, select ‘Turn Off’. Finally, click ‘OK’ and click ‘Yes’ to confirm you want to turn off system restore.
To undo settings or changes in the System Restore, navigate to ‘Start’ and select ‘Programs’. Choose ‘Accessories’; go to ‘System Tools’ program group, where you will find ‘System Restore’. Select ‘Restore my computer to an earlier time’ radio button and click ‘Next’. Now choose a date from the calendar in the left and choose a specific restore point from the right.