How To Do A System Restore On XP
If you have accidentally deleted a file on your Windows XP system, you need to know how to do a system restore on XP. By performing this operation you can restore your files. You can also restore lost programs through system restore. Each time a change is made to your computer, Windows XP automatically creates a restore point to add that change. This includes program additions and deletions as well as files. The following steps will show you how to do a system restore on XP.
- Log into the user account you designated as the administrator. This is the user account that has administrator listed beneath it. If you haven't designated a user account as an administrator you can do so by opening the control panel and selecting user accounts. You would then select the account you want and change the account type to administrator.
- Open Accessories by clicking Start, select all programs, and scroll up. Once you have selected Accessories, scroll over to System Tools. Under System Tools choose the option listed as System Restore.
- Select the restore option on the System Restore welcome page. Select Next.
- Choose your restore point from the list now shown on your screen. If you want to restore a specific file, make sure you choose a restore point prior to the date the file was lost. Select Next, then OK.
- Confirm that you want to restore your computer to this restore point by selecting the listing. Select Next.
- Log back into your XP computer after the restart on the same user account. Wait for a confirmation that the restore is finished.