Creating a Restore Point Before Performing Any Tweaks

When tweaking your computer for maximum performance, there’s a lot that could potentially go wrong. Because of this, it’s recommended that you get in the habit of always creating a restore point before making any changes.

System Restore Works Really Well Now

System Restore first came about in Windows ME, but wasn’t really all that useful until Windows Vista was released. Luckily, a lot has changed since then.

Now, if you’re running Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, you already have a free copy of System Restore that works great. It’s actually the best solution for safeguarding against any computer issues and for rolling back to a time when everything was working properly.

Windows will automatically create a restore point whenever you install (or uninstall) a piece of software, but it doesn’t know when you’re about to do manual tweaks. For times like this, you will need to create the restore point on your own.

But don’t worry, this is actually an extremely easy process.

In just a few steps, I will show you how to create a restore point in a matter of seconds. After you’ve done this, you can begin making changes to your system with confidence. And if anything goes wrong, you can always roll back to a previous point in time.

Let get right into it the steps you will need to take.

How to Manually Create a Restore Point

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Type “create restore point” into the search box
  3. Click the “Create” button
  4. Name your restore point (e.g. “Before Tweaks”)
  5. Click the “Create” button

You’ll now see a progress bar that says “Creating Restore Point,” and, when it’s finished, a dialog box that says “The restore point was created successfully”.

Click the “Close” button, click “Ok” on the other open window, and you’re finished.

Now go ahead and tweak your computer to your hearts content. If anything goes wrong, you’re protected!

Video Tutorial for Creating a Restore Point