2 Simple Ways To Create System Restore Point In Windows 7 / Vista

Did you ever regret installing a driver or an application and wished to turn back settings as they previously were? No matter how careful you are, when it comes to installing new drivers in Windows 7 / Vista there are just going to be times when you need to perform a system restore to safeguard against any problems which may arise due to the program or the device driver. Creating a system restore point allows your computer to be returned to the healthy, functioning state it was in just prior to the installation.

Create System Restore Point Manually

Go to Start menu, right-click on the Computer, and choose Properties.

In the left pane, click System Protection.

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Alternately, to access the System Protection tab directly, click Start and then type SystemPropertiesProtection.exe in Start Search.

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If you are prompted for an User Account Control, click Continue.

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Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.

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Give an appropriate title to the new system restore point and your done!

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Create A System Restore Point Using A Shortcut

To create a system restore point using a shortcut, follow these simple steps. Open Notepad, and copy the content below to the notepad file and save as any name with extension .vbs, for example  systemrestore.vbs

set SRP = getobject(“winmgmts:.rootdefault:Systemrestore”)
CSRP = SRP.createrestorepoint (“Created a Restore Point now”, 0, 100)
If CSRP <> 0 then
Msgbox “Error ” & CSRP & “: Unable to create System Restore point”
End if

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Note: As an example I have created a script with the name systemrestore.vbs in my C drive.

Now right-click on the Desktop, select New and click Shortcut.

Create a shortcut with the following target as shown in the screenshot below.

wscript.exe C:systemrestore.vbs (where C: could be any other drive of your own choice).

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To create a System Restore point, run the script with elevated mode. To do so, right-click on the shortcut just created, and choose Run as administrator. When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. A System Restore point will automatically be created.

It’s that simple !

Got any question, suggestion, or feedback? Feel free to leave a comment.

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As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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