System Restore has been around since Windows XP and for the most part works very well for some people when their machines goes whacko. But for others they make a clear choice to disable the feature and not use it. I have found the reasoning of why anyone would turn off system restore to vary, from the restore points take up to much hard disk space, or that the user depends on a third party software that makes an image of the drive in case problems arise and for some that they don’t believe system restore works properly and do not trust this feature.

If you are not familiar with system restore, this is what it looks like:

So my question for you is this. Do you use system restore? If not, why not?

Comments welcome.

FWIW – system restore is also a part of Windows Vista and Windows 7.