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A restore point includes a backup copy of the Windows Registry and all important system files. Restore points are automatically created from time to time, and also after installing or uninstalling certain applications. But you can also create them manually if you want, following these easy steps:

1. Open the Start menu and go to Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.  In this window, select Create a restore point and click Next.

How to create a system restore point

2. Enter a name for your restore point. You can use a descriptive name that reminds you of the reason why you created the restore point, such as “before deleting Registry keys” or “before installing the X application”.

How to create a system restore point

3. Hit the Create button, and your restore point will be created in just a few seconds.

How to create a system restore point

4. Once it’s done, you can go back to the main screen by clicking the Home button. Selecting the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, you should be able to see the restore point you just created.

How to create a system restore point

As you can see, creating a system restore point is easier than it sounds, and it can help you lose data or having to reinstall the system in the event of a computer disaster. Do you use system restore points? Have they ever rescued you from a computer crash?

Via: OnSoftware ES

Commented

  • GeorgeIbiza |
    08/05/10
    GeorgeIbiza

    Hi Elena, Thanks for another of your 'HowTo' tips. When I have found it necessary to return to a previous 'RestorePoint' I am getting a message that says approximately 'Unable to restore to this point, no changes have been made.' I regularly make restore points but I am unsuccessful with the restoration even with the automatic 'CheckPoints' In ControlPanel/System/SystemRestore, the 'TurnOffSystemRestore' is unchecked, and the DriveSettings are all set to 'Max'. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Best regards

  • prabakaran |
    14/05/10
    prabakaran

    hai thankyou

  • prabakaran |
    14/05/10
    prabakaran

    hi prabakaran

    Thanks for another of your ‘HowTo’ tips. When I have found it necessary to return to a previous ‘RestorePoint’ I am getting a message that says approximately ‘Unable to restore to this point, no changes have been made.’ I regularly make restore points but I am unsuccessful with the restoration even with the automatic ‘CheckPoints’ In ControlPanel/System/SystemRestore, the ‘TurnOffSystemRestore’ is unchecked, and the DriveSettings are all set to ‘Max’. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • prabakaran |
    14/05/10
    prabakaran

    hi prabakaran

    Thanks for another of your ‘HowTo’ tips. When I have found it necessary to return to a previous ‘RestorePoint’ I am getting a message that says approximately ‘Unable to restore to this point, no changes have been made.’

  • GeorgeIbiza |
    14/05/10
    GeorgeIbiza

    Hi Elena, If your not able to help me with this, perhaps one of your colleages would lend a hand. Best Regards

  • Felix |
    14/05/10
    Felix

    ... Every time find something for me:) Thanks !!! best Regards...

  • GeorgeIbiza |
    15/05/10
    GeorgeIbiza

    Mal comportación

  • Tomas |
    17/05/10
    Tomas

    Hey GeorgeIbiza :)

    Sorry, but I don't really know what could be wrong with your System restore tool. It worked for me...

    Maybe you could try a third-party backup and restore app. Take a look at our Security backup category.

    Sorry I can't help you!

    Cheers, Elena

29/08/14
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