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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 31. Restoring Your Windows System to a Previous State

In This Chapter:

  • Learn the importance of a system restore point
  • Understand what system restore does and does not back up
  • See how system restore runs automatically
  • Create manual restore points when you need them
  • Reverse a restore point you want to undo
  • Restore your system files

Computers are complex machines. The software you run on computers, however, is far more complex than the hardware. Windows Vista is the most comprehensive operating system ever written, with more code under its hood than any operating system to date. Given what’s there, it’s amazing that it works at all! How well Vista does work is a tribute to those who developed it.

Due to Vista’s complexity, it doesn’t take ...

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