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Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

When System Restore Point 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 System 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.

System Restore Point

Next click on the System Protection link.

System Restore Point

The System Properties dialog screen opens up and you will want to click on Create.

System Restore Point

Type in a description for the restore point which will help you remember the point at which is was created.

System Restore Point

The time it takes to create the restore point will depend on the amount of data, computer speed etc.

System Restore Point

System Restore Point

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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