System restore is a component of Microsoft's Windows 8 /XP/Vista/7 and Windows Server 2012/2003/2008 operating systems that allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of malfunctioning or failure.
The Windows Server operating system family does not include System Restore function.
System Restore built-in Windows is useful, however, there is a huge disadvantage of this utility that you cannot run System Restore utility any more if the system crashes. So to keep a system restore bootable CD is necessary and this article will tell you how to restore system by the system restore freeware bootable CD.
As computer users, you may encounter many problems during the daily use, such as system crash, virus infection or any other disaster. To back up the whole PC, including the operating system plus your data, applications, photos, videos, office documents, settings and everything is a best choice for your data security. There are much backup software in the market, but there is little good system restore freeware, so we'll recommend trying the simplest system restore freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free Edition. Once there is something wrong with your system or data, just run system restore.
Every application works under the control of Windows operating system. If the system crashes or is damaged seriously, you cannot boot to Windows again, of course you cannot do anything while a bootable CD/DVD will help you to go back to Windows. On the other hand, you are not allowed to restore the system partition back to the original one after you have entered Windows. The reason is that all the system files are being used, if you write new files to replace original ones, there must be confliction. So besides backing up the partition or hard disk, you need to create a system restore bootable CD/DVD for future use.
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