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Windows 7: Shortcut to create a restore point?

01 Apr 2012   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus32 View Post
Hello Sven,
there is also a program called 'Quick Restore Point Maker'. Just one click and it generates a restore point. You could put a shortcut on your desktop or taskbar.
There are a few different versions. One where you can name the point and another which adds a right click "Create Restore Point" option. It's very handy, I use it all the time. :)
..... OR from post #2 that does that.

System Restore Point Shortcut

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02 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Sorry Brink, completely missed that!
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02 Apr 2012   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

LOL, no problem at all mate. :)
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27 Jul 2014   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Just found this ..... shortcut made and a huge thankyou :)
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21 May 2018   #15

64-bit Windows 7
Why Not Use Existing Windows Capacities?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sven,

You can use this shortcut below to create a restore point quickly. If you're keyboard settings allow you to map a hot key, then you can have it open and run this shortcut when you press the key.

System Restore Point Shortcut

Why not just use the dialog box built into Windows with a straight Shortcut?


I tried the above program, but clicking the permissions was more obtrusive and took longer than using this shortcut and clicking on the CREATE RESTORE POINT button.

Thinking someone else might prefer this route.
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16 Jun 2018   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

I test a lot of software on my main PC and as often as not I want to get rid of what I'm testing.
Thank God and Microsoft for the System Restore function in Windows. And woe be to him/her that turns System Restore OFF.

Hardly a week goes by, that I don't have to call on System Restore to get rid of some POS.

Going all the way back to the early days of Windows XP, I've relied heavily on System Restore to get me out of trouble. To do this simple chore of making a new restore point I've always called on a simple script.

For each of the OS's, XP, Win-7 and Win-10 I needed a different script. I sought help on this forum and I found it (thank you Sean) .

To make sure that I have a fresh Restore Point when I need it, I put the little "Create Restore Point" script in my Startup folder, so I get a new restore point created every time I boot up my PC.

I know this script has been posted before, but I doubt that it will hurt anything to post it again.

' Created by: Shawn Brink
' Windows 7 Help Forums
' Tutorial: System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

Function GetOS
Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!" & ".\root\cimv2")
Set colOS = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOS in colOS
If instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 8") Then
GetOS = "Windows 8"
elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 7") Then
GetOS = "Windows 7"
elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Vista") Then
GetOS = "Windows Vista"
elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows XP") Then
GetOS = "Windows XP"
End If
End Function

If GetOS = "Windows XP" Then

End If

If GetOS = "Windows Vista" Or GetOS = "Windows 7" Then
If WScript.Arguments.length =0 Then
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", Chr(34) & WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr(34) & " Run", , "runas", 1
End If
End If

If GetOS = "Windows 8" Then
If WScript.Arguments.length =0 Then
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", Chr(34) & WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr(34) & " Run", , "runas", 1
const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
strComputer = "."
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore"
strValueName = "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency"
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,0
End If
End If

Sub CreateSRP

GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore").CreateRestorePoint "Instant Restore Point", 0, 100

End Sub

Just copy and paste the blue lines above, into Notepad and save with the name "Instant Restore Point.vbs" and save it to your desktop or your Startup Folder.

Cheers Mates!
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