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Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP - PCSTATS
We will explore the features and abilities of WinXP, with an eye towards providing a better understanding of the capabilities of the operating system, and the options available to the user.
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External Mfg. Website: PCSTATS Jul 30 2007   M. Dowler  
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System Restore Continued

The more space that is reserved on the hard drive, the more restore points can be stored, as system restore will begin automatically overwriting restore points once it runs out of space on a specific drive.

Note that the default reserved amount is 12%, which is a pretty healthy chunk of your average hard drive, so you may want to consider reducing this slightly. To do this, highlight the drive and click the 'settings' button, then use the slider to select the amount of space you wish to allocate to restore points.

If you are nervous about your PC's health at any particular point, you can manually create a restore point by starting up system restore and selecting the 'create a restore point' option. This makes a manual restore point. To restore your PC to a specific restore point, choose the 'restore my computer to an earlier time' option, then use the calendar list of restore points to select your desired restore time.


If your PC has become unable to boot fully into Windows, you can still partially use system restore. After restarting your computer, press F8 repeatedly as soon as the computer begins to boot. This will bring you to the Windows Advanced Options menu, where you can select the 'last known good configuration' option. This option will restore Windows to the most recent system restore point.

Lastly, from the system restore settings page, checking the 'turn off system restore for all drives' box will disable system restore completely, and erase all restore points.

Remote desktop (XP Professional only): This is XP's remote control feature, which allows you to access your PC remotely over the Internet.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
 Pg 2.  The Windows XP Event Viewer
 Pg 3.  Local Users and Groups
 Pg 4.  Hard Disk Management
 Pg 5.  Mounting Drives as Folders
 Pg 6.  To Mount a Partition as a Directory
 Pg 7.  Operating System Restore
 Pg 8.  — System Restore Continued
 Pg 9.  Windows Services
 Pg 10.  How to Disable a Service
 Pg 11.  Accessibility Options
 Pg 12.  Built in Backup Utility
 Pg 13.  Files and Setting Transfer Wizard / Local Computer Policy Settings
 Pg 14.  Windows Task Manager / Enabling Firewall

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