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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 14. Microsoft Vista System Restore

What Is System Restore?

In the imperfect world of computing, not all programs are created equal. Occasionally the installation of updates, hotfixes, hardware drivers, or third-party applications can have an adverse effect on a computer system, causing it to behave unpredictably.

In most cases, a simple uninstall of the recent modification is adequate to return the system to its formerly working order but, occasionally, more drastic measures are necessary.

Since the inception of Windows Me, Microsoft has included an application with its operating systems that allows users or administrators to easily return the system to a previous “known-good” configuration. Known as System Restore, this application enables ...

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