System Restore: Bringing system to workable state

By: Rollback Software  27/11/2010
Keywords: incremental backup

Restoring of a system has become easier like never before. With the system restore feature, one can restore the computer's system files to an earlier point when everything was working properly. It can be said that one can undo system changes without affecting any personal files like email, documents, word document, messages, bookmark list, videos, music or photos. The main idea behind restoring PC is to bring the system back to a workable state without re-installing operating system or loosing the data files from it. Importantly, one must opt for restoring option after trying comprehensive methods of troubleshooting. Cautiously, while performing restoring feature, many files and registry entries are changed from the system and some case, system might replace more files than needed for restoration.  

The System restore is a part of Microsoft's Windows operating system. The Windows like Me, XP, Vista and Windows 7 allows to roll back the system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of system failure. While performing the system restore feature, the user can create a new restore point manually which can roll back the system to an existing point. Moreover, it can change the System Restore configuration.

Based on System Protection feature, it helps the computer to create and save restore points on regular basis. The points include information about registry settings and system information which is needed by Windows. The operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, and 7 can create restore points automatically but these points don't hurt manually created points prior to installing or uninstalling of hardware/software. These points contain information about registry settings and other system information that are being used by Windows.   

The System Restore works better on Microsoft Windows 7 when compared with other versions. Creating more restore points help the users to check out what files were removed or added when PC was restored. For more security purpose,Windows System Restore feature is recommended. This safeguards personal files like e-mail, pictures, documents, and other files. The operating system Windows Vista is backed with Shadow Copy technology which is an improved interface over file filter technology. The shadow copy technology is based on the block-level changes in files. The volume can be monitored as it is located in any directory.

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Keywords: incremental backup