Setting a Restore Point in Windows Vista - What's the Fastest Way?

Setting a Restore Point in Windows Vista - What's the Fastest Way?
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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


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.

And that’s it - the fastest way to create a restore point in Vista.

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