Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How To Create A Manual System Restore Point In Windows 7

What is System Restore:
Windows System Restore is an awesome system recovery tool, and it's included with Windows for free. It's the ideal solution for rolling back bad drivers, fixing when buggy software breaks your PC, or simply rolling you back to a previous point in time. 

System Restore in Windows 7 Is Better than XP:

If you've ever tried the XP variety of System Restore, the uselessness of it probably left a bad taste in your mouth. Setting a system restore point was often agonizingly slow, and when it came time to actually attempt a system restore, it rarely did what you wanted it to do. But if you've upgraded to Vista or Windows 7, you should really give System Restore another chance. Back in the XP days, system restore simply used a file filter and copied files around, but since Vista, it uses the Shadow Copy features built into Windows—essentially, Windows can create a snapshot of your drive as of a certain point in time, which can then be used later to restore your PC should anything go wrong. while the XP version could only really roll back from certain Windows changes and generally didn't work that well, System Restore in Vista or Windows 7 can actually roll back to a previous version of an installed application.

Create A Manual System Restore:
One of the best practises to keep your system stable is creating a restore point before playing with system files, or installing a new software. Although most of the programs create a restore point automatically before the installation, the same can’t be said for all the programs out there for Windows. 
To create a manual restore point in Windows 7 you need to follow the steps given below:

1.  Right-click on Computer icon and select Properties to open System Properties window. Alternatively, you can also use Windows key + Pause/Break shortcut to launch the System Properties.
2. In the System Properties window, click on the System Protection link.
 3. Once the System Protection tab is opened, just click on the Create button to create a new manual restore point for the drives that have system protection turned on.
4. You will be asked to enter a description for the new restore point. Type in the description and hit the Create button.
5. Wait for a few seconds to see the “Restore Point was created successfully” message.

6. You are done!
What about you? Have you used System Restore to fix your PC problems? Share your experiences in the comments.


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