Create a restore point to Windows 7 from a shortcut.

January 2017

Create a restore point to Windows 7 from a shortcut.

Windows System Restore is a very handy feature, especially for those of us who install and remove software daily. But over time, most of us have become lazy with our restore points due to the lengthy process required to achieve this navigation tool. We'll see in this tutorial how to speed up the process of creating a restore point.
  • What types of files modified by System Restore?
    • System Restore modifies the Windows system files, registry settings and installed programs on your computer. Scripts, batch files and other executable file types can also be changed on your computer. Personal files, such as documents, email messages, photos and audio files are not modified.
  • To create a restore point in Windows 7, is through the Control Panel ? System ? System ? Security and Protection System ? Create.
  • Step 1: write a few lines in Visual Basic Script

It's not as difficult as it sounds. Just open Notepad and type (or copy / paste) this:

If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
Set objShell = CreateObject ("Shell.Application)
objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", Chr (34) & WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr (34) & "Run", "runas", 1
GetObject ("winmgmts: \ \. \ Root \ default: SystemRestore"). CreateRestorePoint InputBox ("Enter a description for the restore point:", "Create Restore Point - Quick"), 0, 100
Msgbox ("Restore Point created!")
End If
  • You will notice that there is a line ShellExecute with a "runas", the script will run as an administrator to create the restore point.
  • Now click on File then Save As. Name your file for example "CreateRestorePoint" . Instead of saving as a. Txt, type. Vbs after selecting your file name. You can save this file in any directory.
  • Step 2: Create a shortcut
    • Go to your desktop and right-click an empty space. Click New and select Shortcut.
    • Click Browse and find the file you just created. Click Open. Now, select the file you just created, then click Next.
    • Then enter a name for your shortcut, eg "Creating Restore Point"
    • The shortcut now appears on your desktop.


Published by aakai1056. Latest update on November 9, 2010 at 01:48 AM by aakai1056.
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