10. Create A System Restore Point
System Restore is a form of system backup that
enables the user to recover from many a disaster.
While system restore automatically creates a restore
point at a given time each day, if your PC is not
switched on at that given time then the system
restore cannot be created; therefore, it is
necessary for you to have to wait for the next
scheduled restore file creation point.
While installing most software applications will
automatically trigger a system restore point, it is
good practice to get into the routine of manually
creating a restore point every time you make
significant changes to your PCs setup.
To manually create a system restore proceed as
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start menu click
3/ In Control Panel click the
4/ On the Left of the
System Properties Window you will find a
list of Tasks. From this list click
5/ In the next window click the Create
6/ A new dialogue box now appears.
7/ In this Dialogue box type a suitable name for
the restore Point (preferably one that gives you an
insight into what you created the restore point for.
It is far better to have a title such as: 'Changed
display settings' than one simply called 'Restore
point 1'. At least the first title gives you a
description, the second does not.)
8/ After typing a suitable title, click
9/ The Creating A System Restore Point
progress bar will now appear.
10/ Once the restore point has been created a box
will appear with the legend 'The restore
point was successfully created.'
11/ At this point click OK to
finish the process.
As well as the above, you can also create a
system restore point as follows:
1/ Click the Start Button.
2/ Click All
Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System restore.
3/ In the System restore window
click the 'Open System Protection'
4/ In the System protection Window
follow instructions 4 through to
11 above to complete the task