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If you’re making a change to your PC like installing new software, theming your desktop, or making registry and other software edits, you should create a system restore point. This will help you roll back any changes you’ve made if it all goes wrong or if you decide you don’t like the changes you’ve made and want a quick fix.

This guide will show you how to create a restore point in Windows 7. Here are guides for Windows XP and Vista:

Create a System Restore Point

To create a system restore point in Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start button, type create restore, and click on Create a restore point

  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click Create

  3. Give your restore point a name and click Create

  4. Wait while Windows creates a system restore point for you

You are now ready to make system modifications.

Recover Your System by Using a Restore Point

Creating a restore point is a good start, but it is useful to know how to use the restore point if you need it. To restore your system from a previously created restore point, follow this guide.

If you want to know what options you have with system restore or how to clean up old restore points, follow these guides:

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