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Restore Point Configuration 2:23-3:06 Windows reserves a certain amount of disk space for restore points. As new restore points are created, old ones are deleted to ensure the system doesn't run out of disk space. Be aware that all of the restore points on a system will be deleted if you disable system protection on a disk. New restore points will be created when you turn it back on. System protection is automatically enabled for the drive where the Windows operating system has been installed. It can also be enabled for other drives in the system as long as they have been formatted using the NTFS file system. On Windows 7, this can be done to protect data files on these non-system drives. However, there is little benefit to doing this for non-system drives on Windows 8.1and Windows 10 systems, as file history is used for this purpose on these operating systems. System Restore on a Bootable System 3:07-4:17 After system protection has been configured and restore points have been created, you can use them to restore the system to a previous state. For example, supposed you installed a new application on the system and it is causing instability. If the system is bootable, you can access advanced system settings under system and security and control panel and then select the system restore on the system protection tab. You can then select a restore point that was created prior to the installation of the unstable application. A best practice is to select a restore point that was created immediately before the application was installed to minimize the impact of reverting to the restore point. This would obviously require you to have elevated privileges for it to complete. A new restore point is created when you perform a system restore either through a normal boot or the last known good boot option through the advanced boot options. This enables you to undo the changes if they do not fix your problem in the first place. On the other hand, you will not have a new restore point if the system restore is performed when the computer is in safe mode or by using the system recovery option by booting from the media. In this scenario, you can run another system restore and choose a different restore point to try and fix your problem. System Restore on a Non-Bootable System 4:18-4:36 If your computer is so unstable that you can't boot into Windows, you can boot the system from the Window installation media and select repair your computer. You then select troubleshoot, advanced options and system restore. You are presented with an interface you can use to select a restore point you want to revert the system to. Summary 4:37-4:47 In this lesson, you learned about system protection. We reviewed the role of restore points in system protection. We discussed how restore points are created and we ended this lesson by discussing how to revert a system to a previous restore point.
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