What is A system Restore Point , How it works for Win Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by joyghoshin, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. joyghoshin


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    What is A system Restore Point , How it works for Win Vista Home Premium
    joyghoshin, Feb 25, 2011
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  2. joyghoshin


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    A restore point is a snapshot in time of Windows system files and settings -- that's it.

    It can be used to roll-back windows updates and drivers, and to remove some applications.

    It does that by storing old copies of the files and settings it replaces in a folder known as Windows\WinSxS.

    System Restore basically goes into that folder, and based on the date you select, overwrites the current system files and settings with the ones from that folder.

    It does NOT restore your PC to an earlier date. That is a common misconception.

    If you want to be able to save and restore your PC, you need to do full partition imaging and restore.

    It works the same for all consumer versions of Vista and Windows 7.
    WAW8, Feb 25, 2011
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