Monday, December 05, 2011


Software and Hardware: SYSTEM RESTORE STEPS. Warning. Please read System Restore versus System Recovery first at my prior link: If you think that a newly installed program may be causing computer issues, such as running too slowly, and you've decided that you no longer want the program before you consider performing a System Restore just do an uninstall then reboot (restart) your computer. System Restore is used to restore your computer settings to their prior state of good performance if you have a computer crash or poor performance (slowness) issues after installing new software (programs) or drivers. Your Windows Operating System (XP, Vista and 7)  automatically creates what is known as a System Restore POINT of your computer's current settings that includes your Windows files and drivers and any newly installed software and drivers. If you choose to you can create and schedule your own System Restore Point preferences for XP, Vista or 7 and the instructions to do so are as follows:

*Create a System Restore Point for XP:  Before performing a System Restore save any files you are currently using then close all open programs and follow these link instructions:, and the steps are by: 'Set a System Restore Point by Using System Restore'.

How to use XP System Restore:, scroll to and click on 'Click here to view or hide step-by-step instructions with pictures' under ' How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state', to view and use the step-by-step instructions.

*Create a System Restore Point for Vista and 7: The steps are the same for both versions as follows:
Click on Start>Computer>right-click and click on Properties>click on System Protection>click on the System Protection Tab>click Create>in the System Protection Box choose and type in a description for the restore>click Create.

How to use Vista and 7 System Restore: Before performing a System Restore save any files you are currently using then close all open programs. For Windows Vista, click on Start>
All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore>type in Restore then press enter and follow the Wizard steps. For Windows 7, click on Start>in the search box type in 'System Restore'>then click on System Restore when it appears>if the Administrator (you) screen pops up click on continue>follow System Restore Wizard steps and you can also view these steps at this link:

NOTE: You can also contact me with any of your computer related questions via my profile at this link:, then just click on: E-mail Pamela j.

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