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    System Restore Point - Shortcut
    How to Make a "Create System Restore Point" Shortcut in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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    System Restore Point - Shortcut

    How to Make a "Create System Restore Point" Shortcut in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8



    information   Information
    This tutorial will provide you with a create a manual system restore point shortcut that will instantly create a restore point with an optional description and success message in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    Note   Note
    Restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses. System Restore points do not include personal user files in the C:\Users\(user-name) folders.

    This will work for 32 bit and 64 bit Vista. You must have System Restore and the services responsible enabled for this shortcut to work. If not you will get the error message below when you try to use the shortcut below. See: How to Disable or Enable System Restore in Vista

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    warning   Warning


    EXAMPLE: Create System Restore Point with description shortcut
    NOTE: When you click on the Create System Restore Point shortcut, you will see this window. Just type in a name for the restore point, and click on OK to create the restore point.
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    Here's How:

    1. For how see updated tutorial here:

    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums




    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: System Restore Point

    Updated the how to create a System Restore Point shortcut to make it real easy to do.

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    Re: System Restore Point

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Updated the how to create a System Restore Point shortcut to make it real easy to do.

    Shawn
    The instructions on creating a System Restore Point Shortcut are very easy to follow. This shortcut is exactly what I wanted.

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    Your welcome go-to-lady, and welcome the Vista Forums.

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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    Thank you! I almost gave up on finding these types of shortcuts when all people did in some other forum was ask me why I couldn't just go through the steps.

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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    LOL ! Yeah, when you need to create System Restore Points all the time, it can be a pain and time consuming to go through all the steps each time.

    Have a great day,
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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    Hi Brink, followed your instructions exactly and double checked everything, but......no joy. All that happens is that the file opens in notepad

    Could the problem be that, as a lone user, I operate with UAC turned off?

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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    Hi beauparc,

    Welcome Vista Forums.

    I tested it, and it does not matter if you have UAC turned on or off for the shortcut to work. You only need to make sure that System Restore is turned on for it to work.

    Which file opens in Notepad?

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    Re: System Restore Point - Shortcut

    Hi Brink and thanks for your quick reply. The file which runs in notepad is "RunAs.vbs. Should I have something else installed to run this file since, looking in Control panel, all .VBS files are associated with Notepad?

    I am running an Evesham laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7500 processor, 2GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Nvidia 8600M GT graphics and Vista Home Premium. Kasparsky Anti Virus and Windows firewall.

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    beauparc,

    That would be the problem. The VBS file extension should have C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe set as it's current default program not Notepad. While your there, VBE should be set with this too.

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