How to create new restore point (all Windows)...

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Windows 8

  1. First off we have to find the System Restore settings. There’s two ways to do this. The first is to simply type in “System Restore” in the Windows 8 Search bar.
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    Alternatively open up the control panel and select “System and Security
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  2. Then select “Advanced System Settings”
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  3. Then click on the “System Protection Tab”
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  4. You are now in the settings for System Restore.
  5. The first thing you will have to check is to see if your current hard drive has System Protection turned on. By default it should be, but if you want to enable it on another drive simply select it and then press configure.
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You will now be able to turn on system protection and select how much of your hard drive you’re willing to allocate to system protection. You can also delete previous restore points.

6. To create a new restore point select “Create”.

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7. You will now be asked to enter in a description so you can easily recognize when that restore point was created. The time and date are automatically added to each restore point so you don’t have to worry about that. When you’ve done that select “Create”.

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8. Windows 8 will now automatically start to create the restore point for you.

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And when it’s all done you should hopefully get the following Window.

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Windows 7

Open up the Start Menu and right-click on “Computer”, and then select “Properties”.

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Next click on the System Protection link.

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The System Properties dialog screen opens up and you will want to click on Create.

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Type in a description for the restore point which will help you remember the point at which is was created.

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The time it takes to create the restore point will depend on the amount of data, computer speed etc.

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Windows Vista

Open up the Start Menu and right-click on “Computer”, and then select “Properties”.

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This will take you into the System area of Control Panel. Click on the “System Protection” link on the left hand side.

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Now select the “System Protection” tab to get to the System Restore section.

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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.

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Click the Create button, and then the system will create the restore point.

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When it’s all finished, you’ll get a message saying it’s completed successfully.

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Windows XP

  1. Close any programs that are open.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. The System Restore Wizard opens.

    Note If the System Restore Wizard does not open, the System Restore feature may be turned off. To turn System Restore on, see the "More Information" section in this article.
  3. Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
  4. In Restore point description box, type a description for the restore point. Use a description that is easy to understand. If you are creating a restore point before you install specific software or hardware, you could use that information in the description.

    Note The date and time are automatically added to your restore point. Therefore, you do not have to use them in your description.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To finish creating this restore point, click the Create button. The System Restore Wizard notifies you when the restore point is created.
    • To stop creating a restore point and to return to the Welcome to System Restore page, click the Back button.
    • To stop creating a restore point and to exit the System Restore Wizard, click the Cancel button.
  6. When you are finished, click the Close button.



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ID: 2   Posted (edited)

Broni, I know there are script utilities on the 'net where a double click creates a restore point in the background, but many years ago a computer tech friend gave me his which gives you the options to type a description, then either choose OK or Cancel, as shown (the script icon is to the left):

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One just needs to copy the three lines below into Notepad, then choose Save As, name it, and
give it the extension of .vbs to create the System Restore script.



Set IRP = getobject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore")



strDescription = InputBox("Restore point description: ","My Restore Point")



MYRP = IRP.createrestorepoint (strDescription, 0, 100)

Has always worked great on my XP machines (though I usually use Erunt), and on the old SC board when I posted this, it also worked on those who used Vista. I don't know about Windows 7 or 8. Sure saves a lot of time.

Edited by r.a.d.

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ID: 4   Posted (edited)

The small script given by r.a.d. doesn't work on Win8.1 Pro.

Microsoft made some changes in Win8/8.1 and this page speaks more about it:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-restore-point-for-windows-8.html

Edited by Bighorn

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ID: 5   Posted

Possibly you need to take ownership of "Users" folder.

Win 8 is pretty fussy about all that security stuff.

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ID: 6   Posted

Thanks R.A.D., works great on my ancient XP!

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