In a recent TR Dojo video, I explain how Windows Vista's System Restore works and how the hidden VSSAdmin command-line tool can prevent it from filling up your hard drive. Although IT organizations often disable System Restore through Group Policy and manage backups through a separate process, System Restore has saved many home and small office users. What about you? Take our quick poll and let us know.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.