How To Use Windows XP System Restore

Following on from our look at system restore within Windows 7 we now add a Windows XP system restore video walkthrough to the blog.

System Restore is a component of Windows XP Professional that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail).
System Restore monitors changes to the system and some application files, and it automatically creates easily identified restore points.
These restore points allow you to revert the system to a previous time. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time.

  • Restoring your computer does not affect or change your personal data files.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10