Restore points are used to return your computer to a state in which it previously was. If your computer goes wrong and settings inadvertently change, you can use a restore point to go back to a previous state when your computer was working properly. In this guide, you will learn how to create a restore point in Windows XP and you will also learn how to use the restore point should your computer go wrong.
This guide will show you how to create a restore point in Windows XP. Here are guides for Windows Vista and 7:
Create a Restore Point
To create a restore point in Windows XP:
1. Press the WINKEY+R (or click Start > Run) and type msconfig.
2. On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3. Click Create a restore point and click Next.
4. Give your restore point a name and click Create.
You now have a restore point to revert back to–if needed.
Use a System Restore Point in XP
To restore your XP PC to a previous state:
1. Follow steps 1-2 above and click Resotre my computer to an earlier time. Click Next.
2. Pick a restore point you previously made and click Next.
3. Double check the restore point details and click Next.
4. System restore will overwrite settings and files with those previously in place (note: personal files will not be affected.)
5. After some time, system restore will be complete.
Congratulations, you have restored your PC to a previous state and hopefully the problem you are experiencing is no longer an issue.