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Using Restore Points 0:00-0:19 In this demonstration, we're going to spend some time discussing how you use System Restore to protect Windows systems. System Restore is extremely useful because there are some situations when you can use System Restore to get a system that is malfunctioning to run properly again. Hard Drive System Protection 0:20-4:29 Now before you can use System Restore to protect a system, you have to make sure it's configured properly. In fact, I strongly recommend that right after you initially install a Windows system, you go in and you make sure that System Restore, is first of all enabled, and second of all that it's configured properly. Let's talk about how to do that right now. On a Windows 10 system, I'm going to right-click on my Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen, and then select System. It takes us to Control Panel, System Security, and System, and it doesn't matter whether you're using Windows 7, 8, or 10, your System Protection link is in the same location in Control Panel. We'll click on System Protection, the System Properties dialogue is displayed, and the System Protection tab is shown. Down here under Protection Settings, we see what our current System Restore configuration is.Notice that I have two drives in the system. I have my C: Drive, and I have my E: Drive. You'll notice that System Protection is currently enabled for my C: Drive, and that's a good thing because notice here that that's where my Windows operating system is installed. However my Data Drive, where I store my files, does not have System Protection enabled, so you might be asking the question, should I enable System Protection on these additional drives that don'thave Windows installed, that just have data on them? And the answer is, well it
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depends on what version of Windows you are using. For Windows 8 and Windows 10, probably not, because System Protection in Windows 8 and Windows 10 only protects your operating system files and configuration,and where do they reside? On the C: Drive, where your operating system is installed. Windows does not store any data over here on the E: Drive. Could you enable protection for the E: Drive? Sure, if you want to, but it won't really accomplish a whole lot, because there's nothing there to protect. Now, that said, that's not true on Windows 7 systems. On Windows 7, previous versions of data files are stored inside of the restore points that we capture with System Protection, so in User Files that I have on the C: Drive or User Files that I have on the E: Drive, would be captured on Windows 7, into those restore points, and if I need to access a previous version of a file, that's how I would do it, so on Windows 7, I would actually turn System Protection on for my data E: Drive where I keep my files.We're using Windows 10, so we're going to leave it off for now, so we verified that System Protectionis enabled on our C: Drive.
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