In this how to guide I will show you how to create restore point in windows 7 which will come very handy when you have system issues. If you are using Windows operating system you need to ensure that you have proper backup’s to help yourself if something goes wrong in PC, where you can restore your system back to its normal using the backup you have created. Windows has a feature called as restore point where in you can roll-back your system files and program installation to a specific period in the back.It is a good practice to create restore point when we plan to install software or make any major updates to the system. If something goes wrong after the installation or the update we can easily restore it to the state before the installation process was started. This restoration does not affect any folders, documents, photos, email, or other data files that you created more recently after the restore point was created, You will still have these once you have restored to a older state. The restoration only affects the system files and software installed.If you have installed any software after the restore point , after restoration to the previous state the software’s installed after the restore point will not be present. Let us now see how to create restore point in windows 7.
Steps to Create Restore point in Windows 7
Go to Start Menu of Windows and right click on Computer and Select properties. In the properties screen click on System properties.
The System restore will work on drives that have System protection enabled. In the System properties window at the bottom you will notice a button named Create Restore. Click on that to start the System restore process. If you are unable to create restore point in windows 7 then the drive you are planning to create a restore point is not System protected which can be changed by selecting the drive and clicking configure button.
You will be prompted with a window to enter a restore point name. Enter the name and click Create. this will start the process to create a restore point.
The progress of the process is shown and after successful completion the process displays the message stating restore point was created successfully. The process will not take much time.
If you are doing this frequently then you need not panic, as when something goes wrong in your system or if you feel if your system is performing very slowly you can roll-back your system to restore points you have created. The steps to create restore points in Windows 8 is similar to Windows 7. In your home search screen type restore point and click Create restore point and in the search results Select Create Restore point and enter a name and click Create restore.
Over to You
Do you have the habit of taking restore points regularly? If not use the above steps and do them regularly going forward. Let me know in comment’s section if these restore points were really helpful to you in situations where you really wanted to roll-back. Looking forward to interact with you in comments.