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Restore an entire drive with Volume Shadow Copy

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Caught a nasty virus on my computer yesterday that hijacked nearly everything, deleted about 30Gb of irreplaceable files, and tweaked all sorts of settings in my computer (Win7 Pro x64). While the computer has now been thoroughly cleaned and is free of any backdoors, keyloggers, or spyware, I am still faced with the need to fix the damage it did while present. I've already used the Restore Previous Version tab to recover a number of directories that were tweaked or deleted by the virus, but a question just occurred to me...instead of spending countless hours repairing the damage, why can't I just do a Previous Version restore on the ENTIRE DRIVE?

If I right click the C drive in the Computer window and select the Previous Versions tab, I have seven days worth of snapshots to refer to. If I could roll back two days, that would fix everything. Unfortunatly, while the "Open" and "Copy" buttons are available to me, the "Restore" button is grayed and unavailable. Does anyone know how to fix this and roll back the entire system drive?
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