In Windows it’s already known that the system itself creates restore points so that you can backtrack to certain points in time to a more stable version of your operating system. One thing that’s useful to know though is that you can actually set a restore point manually.
This is useful for if you are installing some new software, or even installing new hardware into your machine and you want to be sure that no drivers or new software will break your system we know Microsoft by now and Windows does have a habit of breaking down when you least expect it, but so do any other operating system in reality. As other systems have backtrack methods to return to a fixable point in time so does Windows.
Creating a Restore Point
The first thing to do is to go to your computer and view its properties. This will bring up your system information. From there click on “system protection” which will be on the right hand side list of options. This will then bring you to the options for your protection settings. Dependant on whether you have your System Restore turned on (as it’s possible to turn it off) you will have the option to create a restore point.
Click “Create” to create a restore point and you will be asked to give this point a name, call it something that you will remember like “before installing new graphics card” for example, then click on Create. Windows will then take over and create the restore point for you without you having to do anything else. You can then do whatever upgrade or install you wanted to knowing the restore point has been created.
Restore points are always important for your system as it helps you manage failures in installs easier. It’s like having a safety net in case anything should go wrong. If it does go wrong it’s as simple as clicking on “Restore system” and retrieving your old setup. As is often said with these types of things, it’s better to be safe than sorry in these situations.