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    System Restore Point - Create

    How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7
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    How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

       Information
    By default in Windows 7 for all drives that System Protection is turned on for, System Protection creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days, and before significant system events such as a program or driver installation.

    For more information about restore points, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to manually create a restore point whenever you want one.

       Note
    These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows 7 uses. System Restore points do not include the personal user files.

    You will not be able to create a restore point in safe mode since it is not supported.

    If you do a System Restore when the computer is in safe mode, then you cannot undo the restore operation. However, you can run System Restore again and choose a different restore point if one exists.

       Warning
    System Protection will need to be turned on for the select drive that you wish to create a restore point for.

    It has been reported that some 3rd party disk defragmentation programs could also delete your restore points when used.






    OPTION ONE

    Using a Shortcut





    OPTION TWO

    Through System Protection


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view).
    A) Click on the System icon.

    B) Go to step 3.
    OR

    2. Open the Start Menu.
    A) Right click on the Computer button and click on Properties.
    3. Click on the System Protection link. (See screenshot below step 4)

    4. Close the System window. (See screenshot below)
    System Restore Point - Create-system.jpg
    5. Check to make sure that you have System Protection turned on for a listed disk that you want to create a restore point for, then select it. (See screenshot below step 6)

    6. Click on the Create button. (See screenshot below)
    System Restore Point - Create-system_properties.jpg
    7. Type in a description for the restore point to help recognize it when doing a System Restore, and click on the Create button.. (See screenshot below)
    System Restore Point - Create-name.jpg
    8. You will now see this while the restore point is being created. (See screenshot below)
    System Restore Point - Create-creating.jpg
    9. When the restore point has finished being created, click on the Close button. (See screenshot below)
    System Restore Point - Create-finished.jpg
    10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6)
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 262
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
       #1

    Noticed that I'm not getting the 12am System restore point, nor the significant driver update restore point (I installed the Win7 Nvidia drivers today, no restore created) - seem to have a few generated by installing programs - again not Nvidia.
    Is there a simple way to get the dailies or should I use Task Scheduler?
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  2. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Charles,

    I'm not sure why Windows 7 would not have created a restore point automatically for that. You can use this though to easily create one automatically whenever you wanted to though.

    System Restore Point Shortcut

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 262
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
       #3

    Appreciate that tutorial - i did go in and do it manually and I'll probably grab the shortcut and put it in my documents or somewhere - don't need the desktop clutter.

    Guess I'll have to learn how to make a new task!............

    Well, I made a new task using your vbs script as the program!
    Had a bit of an issue with permissions but finally it accepted my task.
    Set to run in half an hour. We'll see.

    Thanks again for the script

    UPDATE: all worked fine
    Last edited by Charles Kane; 23 May 2009 at 00:33. Reason: update
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  4. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome Charles. :)
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  5. Posts : 75
    Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
       #5

    All this seems to be very unnecessary.
    Why cant W7 just auto create restore points similar to XP instead of all of us go thru all this modification?
    I am dual booting XP and W7 and was confused as to why restore points kept disappearing. Now I know.
    My question is : does anyone know if this creation of a restore point only if none has been made in 7 days will be included in the GA of W7?
    I hope not. I think an option to turn off this feature so that you would be able to automatically create regular/daily restore points would be more sensible.
    Am I the only one that feels this way??
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  6. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Smoaky,

    You can adjust or disable the System Restore tasks to create automatic restore points as you like. If you disable them, then Windows 7 will not create any automatic restor points. Either way. you are always free to manually create a restore point when you like.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 75
    Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello Smoaky,

    You can adjust or disable the System Restore tasks to create automatic restore points as you like. If you disable them, then Windows 7 will not create any automatic restor points. Either way. you are always free to manually create a restore point when you like.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks
    I have read the how-to on this a while ago but I am running a dual boot of XP and every time I boot to XP all my previously saved restore points in W7 get deleted. Each time I boot to W7 I would have to start all over again creating restore points. Kinda makes having system restore useless...yes? Seems as though MS doesn't want anyone to run no other OS but W7.
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  8. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Not a problem Smoaky. You can use the tutorial below to hide Windows 7 from XP to stop XP from wiping out W7's restore points. :)

    System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
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  9. Posts : 75
    Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
       #9

    update
    Just found the How-to on stopping XP from deleting Vista/W7 restore points.
    Thanks
    I guess my point is seems like alot of work. MS is trying to make W7 as compatible as possible sure would have been nice for them to have thought about the people wanting to dual boot and keep us all from having to mess with the registry to accomplish this.
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