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before you started the installation process, and I'll tell you what, especially with applications, it's a lot easier to jump back to the prior restore point than it is to try to troubleshoot or uninstall a misbehaving application on the system. Let's go ahead and do that right now. I've got an application that I want to install on the system I've already downloaded it form the Internet. It's the Audacity audio editing application, which happens to be a very fantastic audio editor, and I've never had any problems with it, but just in case, I'm going to manually create a restore point before I start the installation process. I'm going to call it install Audacity. We'll hit Create. It will take just a minute for that restore point to be created. Okay, we've got our restore point. I'm going to click Close, and now let's go ahead and install Audacity on the system. I'm going to click Okay over here, get out of that interface, and yes we're going to allow the application to be installed on the system. We'll run through the installer, and we'll finish up the installation process. Notice we've got an application icon added to the Desktop for my Audacity audio editor. We'll close out of there. Now, let's suppose that for some reason that installation didn't go well. One option, as we said before, would be to uninstall the application, sometimes though if the application's particularly buggy, or you had major issues occur, say with a hard disk drive during the installation process. It's a lot easier just to jump the system back to a prior restore point than it is to try to uninstall that application and clean all the junk up, so let's suppose we need to do that. For whatever reason, we need to revert the system to the state it was in before we installed the application, so to do this, I'm going to come down to my Windows button. Right-click, go to System, go to System Protection, and now I want to click the System Restore button. Note, next to this button it says, you can undo system changes by reverting your computer to a previous restore point. Click on System Restore. Restore a Restore Point 7:24-10:12 Now there's an important note here in the Welcome screen that you need to be familiar with, and a lot of new system administrators don't understand this. System Restore does not affect any end userdocuments, pictures, or data, so if I have some information saved here, some file saved in my user profile. For example, here in My Documents directory. Let's create a new file, just to test this. If you have a file in your user profile that was created after the restore point was created and you revert the system to that restore point, your user files are not affected. Let's go ahead and edit this file, and let's add some beautiful artwork. Save the changes. We'll exit out, so that file was created in My Documents folder after the restore point was created, however even though we restore the system to the previous restore point, it's not going to affect that document. End user documents, anything saved in the user profile will not be touched. What it does affect, is installed drivers and programs, and Windows updates, I might add.
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Let's go ahead and click Next, so we have a couple of different restore points we can pick from. We had one that was created before we installed a
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