Create a System Restore Point – Today!

There is a general adage in computing – sooner or later, something is going to get messed up. I just recently been on the phone with HP tech support for two hours because of a bad display driver. I don’t know how it happened, but what I needed to do is to reinstall the old driver and nothing seemed to work. His answer was to used the recovery partition to bring the computer back to factory condition – what that means is that all the programs I’ve installed and setup will be wiped out.

One of the ways you can get around this problem is to set a System Restore Point, so that when things do go badly you can restore you system files from a time when everything was working.

Here’s how to do it in Windows 7.

Right click on My Computer and choose “Properties.”

Click on System Protection and then “Create” to create a new Restore Point.

Note – I plan to add this to my monthly TODO list so that I can revert my computer

back to a known good condition.


In XP follow these instructions:

1.Click Start, – All Programs,  – System Tools – System Restore.

2.Click Create a restore point.

3.Enter a name for your restore point and then click Create.

Note – it’s good to create a desktop shortcut to make this an easier process.


About Tom Terrific

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