How to Manually Create a System Restore Point In Windows 7

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System restore is a nice tool in Windows computer to undo any system changes made during installation of a new application. This option can can be used to restore your computer back to the previous state, if you face a problem during installation of a new (and, may be, crappy) tool.

Windows 7 provides an easy way to create a system restore point. Just click on start button on the bottom left and type create restore point in the search box. Click on the result.

create restore point in windows 7

It will open the system properties window. On system protection tab, click on “Create” button.

system properties restore point

“Create a restore point” dialog box will appear. Type the description of restore point. Here I typed date of creation of restore point.

system protection restore point

Windows will start creating restore point. It will take few seconds.

creating restore point

After it completes the process, a notification will appear. Click on “Close” button.

system restore point windows 7

System restore point is successfully created on your Windows 7 computer. Most of the applications automatically create a system restore point during installation but you can always create system restore point manually anytime you want.

Also check our guide How to change the drive letter in Windows computer for an external USB stick or hard drive.

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  1. roger says:

    A little while ago I came across a small program from The Windows Club ( , the same people who provide “Fixwin”, “Windows 7 Start Button Changer” and other such lovelies) called “Quick Restore Maker”.
    It is downloadable as a zip file which, when opened and added to the Start Menu or where ever you wish to put it,will provide a one-click restore point for either Vista or Windows 7. I notice, on checking the download page [ ] there is also a new version with which you can name the restore point rather than it be given the generic “QuickRestorePoint Generated”name.
    On my laptop I have the Task Scheduler set to run the program everyday at 15:00 which, due to my habit of downloading and trying out all sorts of freewares, comes in extremely useful when I don’t know which particular piece of software is causing problems. I’m never more than a few hours from a trusted restore point.