System Restore automatically monitors and records key system changes on a user's computer. It is designed to reduce support costs and increase customer satisfaction by enabling a user to undo a change that may have caused a problem with the system, or revert to a day when the system was performing optimally.
The following documentation is targeted for developers. If you are an end-user looking for information on how to use System Restore, see What Is System Restore?
The System Restore API is designed for use by C/C++ programmers. A familiarity with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is required to use the scripting interface.
The System Restore API is supported on client operating systems starting with Windows XP. For information about which operating systems are required to use a particular API element, see the Requirements section of its documentation.
In this section
||An overview of how System Restore works.
||Documentation of System Restore functions, structures, and classes.
||A sample program written in C.