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Using Windows Vista System Restore

This tutorial will show you how to use System Restore in Microsoft Windows Vista. The process is similar to Windows XP System restore; however there are a few changes.

Open the Control Panel and click the system icon.

Using Windows Vista System Restore

You should now see the System Windows below. Click on System protection.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

The System Protection Tab will open.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

To create a restore point click the Create Button.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

If you want to restore from a previous restore point, click the System Restore button.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

Clicking the Next button takes you to a list of possible restore points. Note that Windows Vista periodically creates system restore points as a normal part of its operation.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

Choose on of these points and click Next. The next screen will confirm your choice and remind you to close programs and files.
Using Windows Vista System Restore

You can cancel at this point or click finish to restore you PC to an earlier date. The computer will restart and your files and settings will be restored.