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System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pc_loser, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. pc_loser

    pc_loser Thread Starter

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    Can someone explain to me what a system restore is? I understand that you can restore "something" back to where it was on a certain date. What exactly is this "something?"

    Also, under what circumstances would one want to do a system restore?

    Excuse my ignorance. Everyone here seems so much more knowledgeable than I when it comes to computers. In a perfect world (at least for me) I would like to have fun with my computer, and leave all the technical stuff up to the experts.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. grampedstl

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    If you are cruising along and decide to install some new software and it causes a major problem in your computer you can then go to the 'System Restore' utility and have your system 'reset' itself to an earlier time when all was working well.
    A handy thing for the less technically endowed that will get you back up and running in a pinch...
     
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    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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