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Chapter 16. Troubleshooting and Recoveri... > Recovering from a Problem

Recovering from a Problem

Ideally, solving a problem will require a specific tweak to the system: a Registry setting change, a driver upgrade, a program uninstall. But sometimes you need to take more of a “big picture” approach to revert your system to some previous state in the hope that you’ll leap past the problem and get your system working again. Windows Vista offers three ways to try such an approach—last known good configuration, System Restore, and System Recovery Options—which you should use in that order. The next three sections discuss these tools.


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