Thursday, October 21, 2010

System restore

is the utility used to create a data store. If you don't have 200MB of free space, System Restore remains disabled until the space becomes available, at which point the utility enables itself. This requirement has been raised to 300 MB in Windows 7. You can clean up temp files to free up some amount of space on your Hard drive and interestingly this procedure can be automated at startup.

System Restore uses a first in/first out (FIFO) storage scheme: The utility purges old archives to make room for new ones when the data store reaches a set limit.

The file types that System Restore monitors are many but include most of the extensions that you typically see when you install new software (e.g., .cat, .com, .dll, .exe, .inf, .ini, .msi, .ole, .sys). Note that only application installations that use a System Restore restorept.api-compliant installer will trigger the creation of a restore point.

Creating a Restore Point:
1. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories-> System Tools-> System Restore.

2. "Welcome" screen appears asking for restoring the system or to create a restore point.

3. Chose Create a restore point and click Next.

4. Name the restore point and then create.

"Restoring" a System:
1. Start -> All Programs -> Accessories-> System Tools-> System Restore.

2. Choose Restore my computer to an earlier time, click Next.

3. Then you will be presented with a calendar to choose the date and the restore point, Select the appropriate date and then choose the restore point that you have created or the one which is listed for the specified date.

4.Click Next, and confirm the restore point.

5. System restore will close all running programs if you have any, and proceed with the restoration.

6. Computer reboots and the computer will be restored to the previous state.


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