With the automated PC restore feature Microsoft has proved
that impossible things can be turned into possible. A user can now restore all
important files and programs on PC to earlier point when everything was running
properly. This saves precious time and money compared with reinstalling the
applications and/or the operating system.
Importantly, restore functions allow to rollback system files, installed
programs, local user profiles, Windows file protection files, registry keys and
other important components on a computer to a workable state. Apart from this,
the COM+, IIS Metabase, boot files, dynamic system files and WMI databases can
be rolled back. The restore feature helps undoing changes without affecting any
personal files, i.e. user’s emails, word documents, messages, videos or music
lists, pictures and bookmarks. The restore process is carried out without
re-installing operating system or loosing data files.
feature must be
used after trying comprehensive methods of troubleshooting as it can change
system files and registry entries. It can replace even more files than needed
for restoration. The feature is a part of Microsoft's Windows operating system
like Me, XP, and Windows 7. Initially,
it was introduced in the Windows XP operating system.
The automated PC restore feature works better on Microsoft Windows 7 when
compared with previous versions. By creating more restore points, it helps the
users to check out the files which were removed or added when PC restore
feature was completed. For more security purpose, Windows Backup is suggested.
These points include information about registry settings and system information
which is needed by Windows.
This helps to secure your personal files in computer system. The Microsoft
Vista operating system is backed with Shadow Copy technology. This technology
is an improved interface over Microsoft XP operating system’s which is based
upon file filter technology. The shadow copy technology is based on the
block-level changes in files while Windows XP is based on a file filter
To conclude, Microsoft’s operating systems like Windows XP, ,
and 7 create restore points automatically. These points don't hurt manually
created points prior to installing or uninstalling of hardware/software.
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