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How to create a manual System Restore Point on Windows7

Posted by TechGeek on June 28, 2011

In the last post, we saw how to use Windows System Restore? In this post, we will see how to create your own manual Restore Points. Windows System Restore uses restore points (a stored state of your computer’s system files) to return your system files and computer settings to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files. Microsoft Windows creates restore points automatically. You can also create a restore point manually. Here are the steps,

1)      Type “Create Restore Point” in the search box of your Windows start button. Click on the link “Create a restore point”,

2)      You can also restore your older restore points from the above menu. Select the drive which have system protection turned on and click Create button.

3)      Type your restore point name in the above box. The current date and time will be automatically added.

4)      Click on Create button after entering the name,

5)      It will start creating a restore point. It may take few minutes to create your own restore point. When it finish, it will shows you success message,

6)      Click on the close button. You have now created your own restore point. To check you created restore point, click on the System Restore button and search for your restore point.

7)      You can now restore your computer to your own Restore point anytime.

You should create manual Restore Points before you are going to install any unknown, large software.

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