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In Vista, it’s a good idea to set a restore point, or go-back-to point, before installing new software or doing maintenance such as editing the registry, which may affect the stability of your PC.
Here’s the absolute fastest way to create a restore point in Vista that I've found:
1. Click start and type in “systempropertiesprotection”
2. If User Access Control is active, click Continue
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3. Click Create
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4. Enter a meaningful name for your restore point
5. Click Create and watch as it makes the restore point
6. Click OK to close the System Properties dialog.
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And that's it - the fastest way to create a restore point in Vista.
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What's a Quick Tip?
A Quick Tip is a Bright Hub article that is too short to be a full article but is too long to be a blog posting. Quick Tips deal with one single process or the answer to a specific question that can be described briefly in words and images.
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Other Vista Quick Tips
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Three Clocks for Three Time Zones in Vista - It's always been there - that little digital clock in the System Tray in Windows. It's a bit more talented in Vista than it used to be, and it can be easily tweaked to add one or more additional clocks set to any time zone in the world. Here we show you how.