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How does WinXP's System Restore work?

  1. May 1, 2004 #1
    How does WinXP's System Restore work?

    From what I understand, I can use it to create "backup" points in my computer. How large are these backups? What all does it save in a backup? I guess that's the most important question. How many of my settings/installed programs does it save?
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  3. May 4, 2004 #2
    if you can catch the screen savers (repeat show) tonight at 12 est (or 12 midday tomorrow) on tech tv you will get a good explanation of this.
  4. May 8, 2004 #3
    It's a massive resource hog. On large hard drives it can be as much as 10, 15,20 gb. I've disabled it before but I won't recommend it unless you back-up your data every so often.
    Last edited: May 8, 2004
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