HOW TO: Create a Restore Point in Windows 7

Description: How to create a system restore point outside of the windows automatic update system. This is for a user with a medium level of knowledge about Windows 7. Before making changes to a computer or installing new hardware, making a new restore point will help to return the computer to its former working state (if there are problems). Follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Start .
  2. In the search programs and files field. .
  3. Type restore point .
  4. Choose create a restore point from the top of the list. .
  5. You will see the following pop up window. Click on the Create button.
  6. Enter a name for the restore point – like Installed WOW and click on the Create button.
  7. You will see a progress bar.
  8. When this is finished you will see a finish box showing the restore point was created. Click the close button to close this.

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