How to auto restore Windows XP?

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Normally I used to restore windows xp after installed new software or detected major virus inspection and does it cause any bad effect to my computer (long-term)? If this practice is advisable please tell me how to auto restore windows xp after installing new software?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #168376

How to auto restore Windows XP?

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It causes no problems even you use it regularly. Just make sure that you have all your files as well as newly installed ones when you make your restore point. This prevents any file and data loss. This is also a good way to prevent infections of computer viruses.

To turn it on, right click on the My Computer icon and click Properties. Go to System Properties and click the System Restore tab. You will see the turn off system restore option, if it is enabled  just click on it to disable it and turn on your system restore option.

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How to auto restore Windows XP?

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I don’t think so. Restoring your computer cannot have a bad effect on the machine in the long run. It’s just that frequently restoring the computer may cause applications to stop working. Restoring your system using System Restore is used only to restore the system back to a previous state indicated by the restore point you selected.

You cannot restore the computer if there are no available restore points to select. But restoring your computer back to an earlier state after a virus infection, I don’t think that would help because virus infection is a totally different thing. It cannot be removed by a simple system restore because the infection is tied to the operating system.

If you suspect your operating system is infected, you need to scan your system with an updated antivirus. Or download Sophos Virus Removal Tool. The tool works alongside any antivirus program you may have. You don’t need to uninstall or disable your antivirus to use the tool. Once installed, start Sophos then wait for the virus signature database to get updated.

When updating is complete, click to start scanning your machine. The tool scans everything on your computer including external devices connected via USB port. Scanning takes some time to finish depending on the size of the drive and the amount of data.

When a virus is found at the end of the scan, remove or delete it then repeat the scan over and over until it no longer detects a virus. Another thing, if you use System Restore after installing an application, it may cause the new program to stop working because you restored the system back to the state when the program is not yet installed.

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