[How To] Create System Restore Point in Windows 7



System Restore Point is a nice feature that is part of the System Restore in Windows 7. Doing every so often will save you a day or two down the road. And here are 3 ways that make you no excuse for not doing so.

Method –1: Windows 7 way

That’s the official way of doing so.

1. Right-click on My Computer and select Properties to open a Windows System Window, and click on the System protection link on the left panel.


2. Click on the Create… button at the bottom of the window to create a system restore point.


3. Type in a name for easy remembering the point, and hit Create button.


4. After a short little while, a system point has bee successfully created.



Method – 2: The easier way

The guys at The Windows Club have created a simple tool called “Quick Restore Maker” that easies the whole task. Simply download the zipped file and extract them to a place in your Windows 7. And double-click on the QuickRestoreMaker.exe executable file to launch the process.

Type in the name that helps you remember what you want to restore and hit “Create Restore Point” button.



The tool doesn’t require you to install it first before using it. So it comes quite portable and handy.

You can make the task even easier for you by simply pin the executable file to your taskbar.

Method – 3: the manual way

Here comes the manual way for those who like something different.

1. Create a new text file, changing the extension to .vbs.

2. Pasting the following code in to the file via notepad or any text editor you like.

‘use WMI moniker and SystemRestore class
 set SRP = getobject("winmgmts:\.\root\default:Systemrestore")
 CSRP = SRP.createrestorepoint ("My New Restore Point", 0, 100)

To make things easier for you, you can also download it from this link (right-click the link and Save As…).

Note that, you will have to launch it as administrator in order to run the code. One way of doing it is to launch a Command Prompt as Admin, and run the VBS from there.

That’s it. And hope it helps.



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