System Restore is the underlying technology that makes Previous Versions, discussed in Chapter 24, possible. Each time System Restore is run, it creates a previous version of files that have changed since the last backup or system restore operation.
System Restore has the following two main interface points:
♦ System protection: This is located in the System Properties window, which can be found by opening the Start menu, right-clicking Computer, choosing Properties, clicking Advanced system, and then clicking System protection in the tasks list. As shown in Figure 25-21, this interface enables you to configure which disks or partitions you will automatically protect (typically only the system volume, which is usually drive C:). You can also manually create a system restore point by clicking the Create button. You need to supply a name for the restore point.
♦ System Restore wizard: This wizard restores your PC's key system files to a previous point in time. To launch this wizard, open the Start menu and navigate to All Programs Accessories O System Tools O System Restore. (Or just type system restore in Start Menu Search.)
In the introductory page of the wizard, shown in Figure 25-22, select Choose a different restore point and then click Next to choose a restore point.
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