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2.8 Restoring your system in the Windows environment In this section, we describe the different ways Rescue and Recovery allows you to restore your system in the Windows environment. We also describe the process of using the additional features in the Rescue environment. For information about how to restore your system in the predesktop environment, see 2.11, "Using the Rescue and Recovery predesktop environment" on page 100. 2.8.1 Restoring your system from Windows You can use Rescue and Recovery to restore your entire system, or to restore individual files or folders. Performing a system-restore operation restores the contents of your hard disk to a previously saved state. This includes the operating system, software applications, registry settings, network settings, fix packs, desktop settings, and data files. Rescue and Recovery enables you to restore files to any number of backup states. Each backup is differentiated by its creation time and date, also by a unique backup name that you create. ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery can restore your system from a complete backup or individual files stored in any of the following locations: the local hard drive, CD-R drive, DVD drive, USB hard drive, or a network drive. Before beginning the restore process, make sure that the backup media containing your backup is attached or the network drive is mapped. Then, follow these steps: 1. From the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery interface, select Restore your system from backup from the menu as shown in Figure 2-38 on page 68. Alternatively, you can click Restore from the toolbar. Chapter 2. ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery 3.0 67