How do I... Create and use System Restore in Windows Vista

No matter how careful you are, when it comes to installing drivers and applications in Windows Vista there are just going to be times when you need to perform a system restore. This brief step-by-step tutorial shows you how to create a restore point and then use it to return a working Vista configuration.

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.