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How to use System Restore in Windows Vista to fix common problems

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – If you sense that your computer is not working as it used to, you can new restore it to an earlier point in time and resolve some of the issues that may be affecting your computer. Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a feature called System Restore which allows you to restore your computer to previous state without losing any of your documents or pictures.   System Restore is a great way to undo some of the damages to your computer without affecting your personal documents or folders. Sometimes, installing the wrong programs or drivers for your computer can create more problems then anticipated. System Restore uses a feature called System Protection to create and save snapshots of a specific point in time on your computer. It then uses these snapshots to restore your computer to an earlier time when you run it.   System Restore is enabled by default in Windows Vista or Windows 7. But if you need to verify if it’s enabled, click Start –> and type ‘ System’ in the search box as shown below then select System link in the list.       2) Next click ‘System protection’ link on the left and continue.       3) If the checkbox next to the Local Disk (C:) is checked, then system protection is enable. If not, put a check mark in it to enable it.         Restoring your system   4) To restore your system, click Start –> and type ‘ System Restore’ in the search box as shown below.       5) Choose a different restore point and click Next.       6) Choose a restore point from the list to restore to and click Next. These are the various restore points Windows created.       7) Click Finish to begin the restoration. When prompted, click Yes and continue.       Your computer should restart at least once to complete the restoration. Once restored, login and see if the problems are gone. If not, restore to a much earlier time and try again. Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)