Welcome to Seven Forums.Since it has been brought up.
To create a restore Point. click on the start orb>type create restore point in search box. A window will pop up>under system protection make sure the drive you want to create the restore point on has this protection on>select the drive.At the bottom of the pop up will be create>click on it>another window will pop up>write whatever you want to call the restore point. I usually put the date and time and sometimes what program I'm about to install. Then click create. It takes a little while then it should say restore point successful. Now you have a place to return your system back to should you not like the program or a problem should arise.
As for the mouse, you can go to control panel and click on mouse, from their you can select speed, cursor and many other options. However since this is a laptop it could be a power saving mode, but I've not experienced it with my laptop. So...?Fabe