How To Create Restore Point On Windows 10, 8 And 7

How To Create Restore Point On Windows 10, 8 And 7

You might have come across a situation when due to a technical glitch or other system issues, you face difficulties with your computer. Optimizing your device is one of the best solutions to fix most snags.  However, it is highly recommended to create a restore point so that you can slip back in case something doesn’t work out for you. Moreover, creating a restore point is an effective and straightforward method, which has always got your back.

In this post, we are going to discuss how to create a restore point on Windows 10, 8 and 7.

How To Create A Restore Point On Windows 7

Make sure you always create a restore point former to making any major change in the settings of your system or installing a new software. Follow the steps below to create a restore point manually on Windows 7.

Step 1: Unlock your computer and navigate to the ‘Start’ button.


Step 2: Locate Control Panel-> System and Security->System

Note: You can also type ‘Create a restore point’ in the search box to directly get to Step 3.

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Step 3: Once the dialog box opens, locate System Protection on the left-hand side of the panel.

Step 4: Once the System Properties is open, click on Create.=

Step 5: Now, type the name you want to give to the restore point and click create to initiate the process. Choose ‘Ok’.


Step 6: Now, you will see a message on your screen ‘creating a restore point’.

Note: It might take some time depending on the amount of data and your computer’s speed.

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In case you want to restore the settings to avert disaster, go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools->System Restore. System Restore window will open. Click Next. You will get a list of restore points created so far. Click on the one that you want to restore. Click on all positive options to complete the process.

How To Create A Restore Point On Windows 8

Follow the below instructions to create a restore point on Windows 8.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Start’ button.

Step 2: Go to ‘Control Panel’.


Step 3: Select ‘System and Security and then click on ‘System’.



Step 4: Tap on System Protection, which you can find at the left -hand side of your panel.


Step 5: Click on ‘Create’ and type a preferred name to help you identify the restore point then hit on create.


Step 6: Now, tap on Close and then ‘Ok’.

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How to create a restore point on windows 10

Step 1: First, unlock your machine.

Step 2: Type ‘Control Panel’ in the search box.


Step 3: Click on ‘System’.


Step 4: Now, tap on System protection.


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Step 5: Click on ‘Create’ and type your desired name for your Restore Point.


Step 6:  Now, you will see your system is creating a restore point.

Step 7. Once the Restore point is created, click on ‘Close’ and then ‘Ok’.


Note: In case Local Disk C protection is ‘Off’ then you need to turn it  ‘On’ . You can configure it by clicking on the configure button. Under Restore Setting and select “Turn on system protection”.

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Now, you can easily create a restore point before optimizing your machine. In case you make an error or something goes off the beam, you can always get back to a former point.

Bhoomika Basera is an analyst and blogger at Systweak Software. She likes to explore and discover latest technological updates and hacks.She is a backpack traveller and loves to explore cities and off beat places!

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