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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Creating and Using System Restore Checkpoints

With System Restore enabled, a computer makes periodic snapshots of the system configuration. These snapshots are called restore points. These restore points include Windows settings, lists of programs that have been installed, and so on. If the computer has problems starting or isn’t working properly because of a system configuration change, you can use a restore point to restore the system configuration to the point at which the snapshot was made. For example, suppose your system is working fine and then you install a new service pack release for Microsoft Office. Afterward, the computer generates errors, and Office applications won’t run. You try to uninstall the update, but that doesn’t work, so ...

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