Starting with Windows XP there's a feature called System Restore. This helps you to create a restore point that preserves
the state of your computer at a specific date and time. Some restore points are created automatically. However, it's a good idea to create a new restore point before changing system settings or installing software.
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Hi. This is Mike Callahan, Dr. File Finder and welcome to your Butterscotch,com tutorials on How to create a system restore point in Windows XP. If you have Windows Vista, there’s a separate tutorial on that.
System restore was introduced in Windows XP. I’m going to click on Start, All Programs, Click to Accessories. Move over to System Tools and then down to System Restore, Click on that. Restore comes up and say, “Restore My computer to an earlier time.” We’re not going to do that. We’re going to create a restore point. Click Next.
Now, we want to give it a name. So I’m going to say “Before Installing Games” because games sometimes cause problems on PCs. So this way, we’ll know. We’ll have a point of reference as to when this restore point was created.
Also keep in mind that many restore points are created automatically when you install software or devices like a printer or a scanner. So you see? We have a new restore point, this date, the time and our title. We click Close. And that’s all there is to it.