Windows® XP System Restore
What is Windows® XP System Restore? What are its benefits?
Windows® XP is the most widely used operating system and incorporates several features to maximize the productivity of your system. One of its striking features is System Restore which is used to return your computer to its original state. If there has been a crash, failure or any other serious problem with your computer, then you can make use of this feature to bring back your system to its previous state. The basic and primary function of the System Restore feature is to restore your computer in working condition without the need of re-installing the operating system and losing all your important data. Thus, this feature helps in bringing your system back to a workable state and saving all the files, settings, programs and documents. Mentioned below are few points that include extensive information on Windows® XP system restore feature:
- What is Windows® XP System Restore?
- How does this feature work?
- Benefits of this feature
What is Windows® XP System Restore?
The system restore feature of Windows® XP is extremely essential and at the same time beneficial. System Restore feature takes snapshots of your computer and saves them as restore points. These snapshots help the administrator to bring the system back to its workable condition after if the computer has crashed, failed to boot, got infected or corrupted. It automatically creates a restore point whenever it recognizes the slightest of changes in the file or application of the system. It also enables users to create restore points, themselves at anytime. This feature is highly effective and user-friendly.
How does this feature work?
The System Restore feature creates restore points as soon as it notices a change on the computer. Restore points can be created automatically and manually as well. In order to create a restore point, it takes a snap of the registry, as well as some important files. Furthermore, new restore points are created before the installation of new device drivers, software programs and applications. Restore points are also created before the automatic updates take place. In order to make use of this feature, your computer should have 200MB of free disk space.
With the System Restore feature of Windows® XP, you will not lose any personal data saved on your computer. All the documents, e-mails, settings, pictures, images, videos, audio files, messages, as well as favorites list of your browser is restored easily and instantly. Data stored in the user profile is also stored. Thus, the System Restore feature helps in restoring the system and prevents its ultimate destruction.