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Recover from configuration changes to Windows XP

In this three-part series, Microsoft MVP Brien Posey runs through the best practices and strategies for returning Windows XP to a functional state -- with minimal effort.

Brien M. Posey

Making an unwanted configuration change is frustrating for Windows administrators, especially when that change completely disables the operating system. Fortunately, all is not lost. In this three-part series, Microsoft MVP Brien Posey runs through the best practices and strategies for returning Windows XP to a functional state -- with minimal effort.


ROLLING BACK CHANGES IN WINDOWS XP

Part 1: The Last Known Good Configuration option
Part 2: Device driver rollback and System Restore
Part 3: System Restore strengths and limitations

Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. He writes regularly for SearchWinComputing.com and other TechTarget sites.
This was last published in March 2008

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