When System Restore was introduced in back in Windows Me it has helped save some major computer snafus on several occasions. The feature is still included in the new Windows 7 operating system and today we will take a look at how to create a new restore point.
Create a Restore Point
It is recommended that you create a restore point before installing new software or making any major changes to your computer. Often times when you install new software you’re given the choice to create a point but if not you can do one manually as well.
Right-click on My Computer and go to Properties.
Next click on the System Protection link.
The System Properties dialog screen opens up and you will want to click on Create.
Type in a description for the restore point which will help you remember the point at which is was created.
The time it takes to create the restore point will depend on the amount of data, computer speed etc.
All done! Now if something goes wrong you have the satisfaction knowing that you can go back in time to the point before the changes were made.
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- Published 08/13/09