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Using System Restore

Sometimes, installing a device driver causes such severe instability that you want to restore your system to a previously known good state. In the old days, the only way to do this was to restore your system from a backup. Today, however, Windows XP has a System Restore application that can be used to restore a previous configuration of Windows XP. When you install a new piece of hardware, Windows XP creates a restore point. You can also manually create one by following these steps:

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It's worth noting that XP's System Restore does not back up documents or user files, only system files. If you want a backup utility that makes it possible to recover your work documents and files in the same way that System Restore does with system files, check out the coverage of Roxio's GoBack, in Chapter 6, “Setting Up Important System Services.”



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