Create a Restore Point for Windows 7 or Vista

If you are thinking of installing a program and you are afraid what it might do to you computer, I would recommend creating a restore point before you install that program, and here are the steps to do so. Note that most programs installs automatically create a restore point, but  do this if you are really worried.

  1. Open up the Start Menu and right-click on Computer, and then select Properties.
  2. This will take you into the Control Panel. Click on the System Protection link on the left hand side.
  3. Now select the System Protection tab to get to the System Restore section.
  4. Click the Create button to create a new restore point. You’ll be prompted for a name, and you might want to give it a useful name that you’ll be able to easily identify later.
  5. Click the Create button, and then the system will create the restore point.
  6. When it’s all finished, you’ll get a message saying it’s completed successfully.
  7. Now if your computer acts up after you install the program, you can restore your computer using System Restore.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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