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Chapter 23. Be Paranoid: Disaster Recove... > How to Use System Restore to Recover...

How to Use System Restore to Recover Previous Settings

Another powerful feature that Windows XP offers you is called System Restore. When you make major changes to your system by installing an application, by making application changes, by changing device drivers, and so on, the System Restore feature can help you back out of these changes in a nice clean way. System Restore is one of the better features on Windows XP when it comes to correcting your mistakes (or those of a software vendor on which you counted!).

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To use System Restore to revert your computer to a previous state, you will have to boot the system first. With System Restore, you can recover the system by restoring files to a previously saved state, and it can be used by booting the computer normally or when you boot the computer using Safe Mode. Therefore, before you try to use Automated System Restore, discussed at the beginning of this chapter, first try to boot the system normally. If that fails, try using Last Known Good Configuration. If that fails, then boot into Safe Mode and try using System Restore.



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