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Windows 7: How can I set a system restore point like I used to do in windows XP

20 Nov 2011   #1
asifnaz

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How can I set a system restore point like I used to do in windows XP

Hi everyone I am new to these forums and this is my first post . I am using windows 7 ultimate and system is running smoothly but I am afraid things can be messed up .

I could set a restore point in XP I couldn't find same function in windows 7

kindly help in this regard

thank you


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20 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Asifnaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

These may be able to help you.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore
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20 Nov 2011   #3
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

See how this goes. Windows key/pause break/system protection. Have a look in there.
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20 Nov 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asifnaz View Post
Hi everyone I am new to these forums and this is my first post . I am using windows 7 ultimate and system is running smoothly but I am afraid things can be messed up .

I could set a restore point in XP I couldn't find same function in windows 7

kindly help in this regard

thank you
Hello asifnaz and welcome to Seven Forums.

Slightly off topic but system restore points have limited usage. It's common to find out that programs, drivers, etc that were installed after the restore point was created are gone. You'll have to reinstall them. So by all means, feel free to create some restore points every now and then. But to better safeguard your computer and everything on your hard drive, system images are really the way to go. If you have a catastrophic hard drive failure, or if your machine becomes infected with malware, a system image will restore your computer to exactly the way it was the day the image was made. It's best to store the system image on a different hard drive (I prefer an external drive.) And you could use the built in Windos 7 imaging tool or any number of free imaging programs such as Macrium, Paragon, EaseUS, etc.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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20 Nov 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I agree about making system images for backup purposes but that is the purpose of restore points. Programs and Windows updates installed after they are created are removed when you use System Recovery to roll the system back.
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20 Nov 2011   #6
asifnaz

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Asifnaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

These may be able to help you.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore
Thank you very much . I really appreciate your help .I will make system image when I get external hard drive .

Thanx to all of you
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20 Nov 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No problem asifnaz. Don't forget to check out our tutorials section a lot of problems can be solved by looking there.
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20 Nov 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're most welcome Asifnaz. I'm glad that we could help.
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22 Nov 2011   #9
asifnaz

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome Asifnaz. I'm glad that we could help.
I appriciate that
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