System Restore is a utility included in Windows since the release of Windows Me. The System Restore utility takes snapshots of the system including the state of the Windows registry, installed applications, system files, and system settings. These snapshots, or Restore Points, can be used to roll the system back to a previous state in the event that system changes (updating Windows, upgrading drivers, etc.) render the computer unusable or unstable.
- By Jason Fitzpatrick on 08/23/13