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How to: Restore the Windows XP to a Previous Working State?

Using Restore option in Windows XP can help you recover your previous working state of windows. This option allows you to recover all the critical components and bring back your computer’s earlier state without the loss of your personal data. The System Restore is a built-in Windows XP feature. Due to the installation of new software or applications viruses, spywares and other malicious software can break into your system and suddenly you feel that your computer is getting slow and not working properly. So now you can perform the windows recovery process and bring your computer to its previous working state.

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In order to restore your system back follow these simple steps to run System Restore wizard:

Step 1

Log in to your computer with an account which has administrative rights in order to use this feature.

Step 2

Now click on ‘Start’ button go to ‘All programs’ then go to ‘Accessories’ select ‘System Tools’ and then click on ‘System Restore.’

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Step 3

A “Welcome to System Restore” wizard will start, first read the detail instruction on left side of the page.


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On right side of the page, click on “Restore my computer to an earlier time” check box under “To begin, select the task that you want to perform” area and then click on Next button.

Step 4

Now on the “Select a Restore Point” page, click on bold date option, but try to use a restore date as close as possible to a time just before the problem started then click on Next button.

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Step 5

Now a next page will appear with title “Confirm Restore Point Selection”, to restore your computer to this date and time then click on Next button to start the restore process.

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Step 6

Now system restore process recover the previous windows settings and your computer will restart with “Restoration Complete” message, click Ok button to finish the process.

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