What is System Restore?
System Restore is software provided by Microsoft in your Windows operating systems. You have been able to use it since Windows 98SE, but it got forgotten as a great recovery tool. Windows System Restore is one of the first tools that I use to try and recover the quickest. Problem is that it is turned off by default. Users need to setup the software so that it happens at least once.
A lot of software out there will create a restore point, but not all. It is up to administrator and users to have it running. There are scripts that will help you do this automatically. Like everything it has to be setup, check back for full instructions on how to set this up using a script.
I hope that with this information you can finally use and setup this great tool. I have put together the 3 biggest reasons why you should do this:
- Easy to do. It is easy to use and it can help in recovering from a virus attack. There are plenty of ways to recover from a system failure. If you did setup System Restore then you have saved yourself a lot of trouble.
- Easy to setup. It takes some practice, but it is only a few easy steps. Seting up System Restore is easy if you have the right script (coming soon). System restore can be scheduled to run once a week.
- Save you Money! If this does not does it then I don’t know what. You can do this yourself, avoiding calling an expensive computer technician. System Restore saves you money by being able to bring you back from a system failure. You fixed it so you don’t have to pay anyone.
System restore is available to you in the restore menu (click F8 during start up). You will get a repair menu that gives you System Restore as an option. Newer Windows version offer it as System Repair.
You should get a positive result quickly. Most system restores take about 15 minutes. Call a technician if after trying to recover yourself If all else fails.