4.1 Restoring the System
The system can develop problems due to erroneous operation or the installation of
additional software. If software problems develop in the originally installed software,
you can restore the system by using system backup and restoration features.
Note: The existing system settings will change after restoration. Check the
settings of the restored system to ensure they match settings that may be
critical to your needs.
Use the following procedure to restore the software to a known functional level:
1. Click Start → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → System
2. Choose either the recommended restore point, or select a different recovery
time from the pop-up box. Choose the latest date when the system was running
Click Next to continue.
3. The system will start restoration. When all processes run to completion, the
system displays a message informing you that the restore operation has
4.2 Backup and Restore
For security purposes, you can back up the system status before you install
additional software, or otherwise modify system settings. To back up the system
status, do the following:
1. Click Start → All Programs → Maintenance → Backup and Restore.
2. Select the location for your backup. Click Next and follow the instructions to
4.3 Cleaning Up the Disk
Do the following periodically to clean up the disks and possibly enhance your
1. Click Start → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → Disk
2. Choose the disk you want to clean up.
3. Click the OK button to start the cleanup process.