Windows® 7 Restore Utility
Write about the Restore Utility in Windows 7. Discuss about using the utility to restore in Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from the Windows Series. Microsoft introduced system restore utility in Windows XP for the first time. After that, this utility found its place in every version of the Windows Operating System and it is present in the Windows 7 Operating System as well. System restore is a powerful utility to keep the system well when there is a severe virus attack or any other problem. System restore is the utility which is similar to undo command. When there is installation of software and drivers, there would be changes in the registry. Thus, installation of virus could cause changes in the registry and this could badly affect the system performance. Wrong installation of drivers could also result in changes in the registry in a wrong manner. System restore utility could help you return the system back to the previous state.
Description of Restore Utility in Windows 7 and tips to use this utility to restore in Windows 7:
- Role of system restore
- Scan for affected programs
- Setting previous version
Role of system restore
Back up and restore is the utility in Windows 7 which is a more advanced one meant to prevent losses of file and save your system from the time-consuming formatting and reinstallation process. System restore utility comes along with the back up utility. System restore utility in Windows 7 keeps the restore points at regular intervals of time or when there is any installation or changes in your system. This utility allows you to construct the restore points manually. System restore utility in Windows 7 did away with the drawback of this utility in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Scan for affected programs
Scan for affected programs is the feature associated with Windows 7 restore utility. Using this feature, you could find out which programs and files are added or removed from your system after the specified restore point. Thus, this feature allows you to locate the files which got deleted after the restoration of Windows 7 in your system.
This feature is very handy and available for any folder or file. To make use of this feature, you just need to right click on the file; you need to select the option 'Restore previous versions'. Then you could see all the versions of this file or folders at many restore points. If you want to see different files at the previous restore point, you need to copy the file to another location and then restore and open it.
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