To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information, refer to this Microsoft webpage: Support is ending for some versions of Windows
This article is for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
Note System Restore does not affect personal files, such as email messages, documents, or photos. You can only restore files that you have deleted if you have made backups of those files.
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How to start the System Restore tool by using the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP
- Click Start.
- Click Help and Support.
- Type system restore in the Search box, and then press Enter.
Article ID: 306084 - Last Review: Sep 30, 2013 - Revision: 1