Creating a restore point is an easy way to back up and protect your computer’s data. When creating a restore point, a snapshot of your computer’s current system settings is taken, which can be used to restore the system to an earlier state if something goes wrong. If a software change causes problems, you can use the restore point to undo the changes instead of trying to fix them manually.
Avoiding Unnecessary System Changes
Before creating a restore point, it is important to avoid making unnecessary changes to your computer’s system settings. Simple tasks such as installing software or changing an email account can alter the system and make it more vulnerable. Always check for any security updates, driver updates, and patches before making system changes. Updating your system with the latest security and driver updates will help ensure that your computer remains protected.
Step 1: Open System Properties
To access the System Restore utility, open the Start menu and select Control Panel. In the search box, type “System Properties”. Select the link labeled System. This will open a new window with several tabs at the top. Click on System Protection.
Step 2: Create a System Restore Point
In the System Protection tab, click on the Create button. You will get a prompt asking if you want to create a restore point. Click on the Yes button to proceed.
Step 3: Name Your Restore Point
The next step is to give your restore point a name. It is important to give each restore point a unique name so that you can easily identify it later on. Make sure to include the date in the name so that you know when the restore point was created. For example, you could call it “Restore Point – June 30, 2021”.
Step 4: Confirm Your Settings
Once you have given your restore point a name, you will be asked to confirm the settings. Click on the OK button to confirm your settings and finish creating the restore point.
Step 5: Finalize Your Restore Point
When the restore point has been created, you will see a message notifying you that it is complete. You can now use this restore point to restore your system to an earlier state.
Your computer is now backed up. If you ever need to restore your system to an earlier state, you can select the restore point and your computer will be returned to the state that it was in when the restore point was created.