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How to create restore point in windows 7

AlG1 asked on

  • I just bought a new computer that's running windows 7. My previous computer had XP. I would open system restore  create my own restore points periodically. Is there a way to do that in windows 7. When i open system restore, the only option I get is restore to an earlier date. Not create a restore point.

     

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KevinONeill replied on

To create a restore point for windows 7 Start / Control Panel / System / System Protection / At bottom of screen last button on right says create. Click it and it will ask you to create a restore point discription for the restore. hope this helps you.
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Under WinXP the creation of restore points and the restore function itself were in the same place. Under Windows 7 you have a couple of methods:
- Control Panel / System / System protection
- Through the script below.

To do it with a script, save the code below as ManualRestorePoint.vbs, then double-click it.

'------------------------------------------------------
'Create an instant System Restore Point under Windows 7
'------------------------------------------------------
If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
  Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  oShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", """" _
  & WScript.ScriptFullName & """ Run", , "runas", 1
Else
  Set oWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  oWshShell.Popup "Creating a SystemRestore point. Please wait.", _
    2, "System Restore", 0
  swinmgmts = "winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore"
  GetObject(swinmgmts).CreateRestorePoint _
    "Manual Restore Point", 0, 100
  MsgBox "System Restore Point created", 0, "System Restore"
End If
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Under WinXP the creation of restore points and the restore function itself were in the same place. Under Windows 7 you have a couple of methods:
- Control Panel / System / System protection
- Through the script below.

To do it with a script, save the code below as ManualRestorePoint.vbs, then double-click it.

'------------------------------------------------------
'Create an instant System Restore Point under Windows 7
'------------------------------------------------------
If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
  Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  oShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", """" _
  & WScript.ScriptFullName & """ Run", , "runas", 1
Else
  Set oWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  oWshShell.Popup "Creating a SystemRestore point. Please wait.", _
    2, "System Restore", 0
  swinmgmts = "winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore"
  GetObject(swinmgmts).CreateRestorePoint _
    "Manual Restore Point", 0, 100
  MsgBox "System Restore Point created", 0, "System Restore"
End If
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AlG1 replied on

Thank-you Dena, It worked perfectly!
Al
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Budie22 replied on

I don't understand what you are saying  here. I would like to know how to create a restore point in Windows 7. I can't find it
Paula
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Click Start, then Help, then type Restore Point, then check out the various help articles.
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mike pallen replied on

Be careful in creating an instant restore point in Win 7, I installed a .vbs from a website and this is what happened:

If I attempt a System Restore, it says: "Windows has detected file system corruption on Local Disk (C: ). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored." I do, but it tells me that Windows can't check the disk while it's in use. I click the Schedule disk check button, reboot, and nothing happens. It just goes straight to Windows without doing anything resembling a disk check.

I also tried the "sfc /scannow" command prompt with administrator privileges. After the scan completed, it said: "Windows Resource Protection could not perform operation. I have tried to repair in safe mode but no help.  I fear I may have to do a re-install. Does anybody know where the .vbs could be located in the registry ?

 

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You need to be aware of a few things:
  • The script I posted a year ago does not cause any file corruption.
  • The Restore Points created by my script are perfectly usable.
  • We do not know what script you ran.
  • It is unlikely that your script caused a file system corruption. The two events are probably unrelated.
  • Scripts reside on the disk, never in the registry.
  • You can run chkdsk  /R when booting into Safe Mode.
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KevinONeill replied on

To create a restore point for windows 7 Start / Control Panel / System / System Protection / At bottom of screen last button on right says create. Click it and it will ask you to create a restore point discription for the restore. hope this helps you.
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willin replied on

This is the right answer. Thanks a lot.
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MrPwnsalot replied on

Really hard to understand, but I got it.
Thank you!
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Budie22 replied on

Best answer for me.
Paula
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