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How to Create a System Restore Point Quickly


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How to Create a System Restore Point Quickly

System restore is a build in feature in Windows which helps to restore the computer to a previous state. The point of System Restore is to restore your system to a workable state without you having to reinstall the operating system and lose your data files in the process.

The normal method to create a system restore is to navigate to from start menu. Start->All Programs-> Accessories-> System Tools-> System Restore. From this menu follow the instructions to create a system restore.

There is a simple method to create a System Restore. All you need is to create a script file with the code below.

System restore point

Save this file with .vbs extension, which makes it a script file. Now simply run this file whenever you need to create a system restore point. Make sure that the System restore functionality is turned on.

If you select the System Restore, you will be able to see the newly created system restore point.

System restore point

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Roxi

    October 8, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Thax for that information.
    For those who like playing with system files, this will going to help a lot. 🙂

  2. indyankk

    October 8, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    System Restore is like undo or ctrl+Z command in word.

    When is it useful?

    Whenever a download or installation of a new software destabilizes your system you can restore it back to previous stable condition/state.

  3. ram

    October 8, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    This is a nice tip, i will test this method.

  4. Sumesh

    October 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    Cool tip(for the geeks).

    And does it save any time? Btw, its VBScript, eh?

  5. Technobuzz.net

    October 8, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Nice tip Nirmal

  6. Venkat

    October 8, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the tip!!

  7. nirmaltv

    October 8, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    @Sumesh,
    Its a VB script and it does save time. 🙂

  8. Brown Baron

    October 8, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Very nice tip buddy. I’m going to be using this one, thanks 🙂

  9. alxgudo

    October 9, 2007 at 6:19 am

    please post somebody this script in text format

  10. indyankk

    October 9, 2007 at 9:49 am

    For data files, never store your data files in the same drive where you install your OS.This is a general norm.

  11. nirmaltv

    October 9, 2007 at 9:50 am

    @alxgudo,
    In case you are not able to view the script, here it is-
    rp = “System Restore created by ” & Wscript.ScriptName
    GetObject(“winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore”). CreateRestorePoint rp, 0, 100

  12. nirmaltv

    October 9, 2007 at 9:52 am

    @indyankk,
    I didn’t understand your point here. Has this anything to do with System restore or a general point?

  13. Madhur Kapoor

    October 9, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for a cool tip Nirmal .

  14. ReviewSaurus

    October 10, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Hey where’s my comment gone…anyway nice tip and stumbled!

  15. Keith Dsouza

    October 10, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Nice tip Nirmal really neat, stumbled.

  16. nirmaltv

    October 10, 2007 at 9:46 am

    @Mayank,
    I think that comment was not submitted. 🙁 I didnt see your comment before, not in spam also. Thanks for the Stumble. 🙂

    @Keith,
    Thanks for the Stumble. 🙂

  17. Thilak

    October 10, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t create restore points so often, but I never knew that it was so simple to create one (especially with this shortcut).

    Stumbled this up!

  18. Haris

    October 12, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve started using this from this instant 🙂 Thanks a lot for this tip.

  19. Janni

    March 16, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Thanks for the usefull information Nirmal. 🙂

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