Article ID : 00009706 / Last Modified : 05/19/2014

How to create a restore point using the System Restore feature.

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Follow these steps to create a restore point using the System Restore feature.

IMPORTANT:

  • System Restore will create a backup of the registry and other settings. No data will be saved and documents and e-mail will not be backed up.
  • This information applies only to computers using the operating systems listed below this article in the Applicable Products and Categories section.

NOTES:

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Security.
  3. In the System and Security window, click System.
  4. In the System window, on the left side of the screen under Control Panel Home, click System Protection.

    NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password, click Continue or click Yes.

  5. In the System Properties window, on the System Protection tab, click to select the drive you wish to create the restore point on, and then click the Create button.
  6. In the System Protection window, type a description for this restore point, and then click the Create button.
  7. After the restore point is created, at the System Protection prompt, click OK.
  8. In the System Properties window, click OK button.
  9. In the System window, click the X in upper-right corner to close the window.