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Make a Point

Friday, February 9th, 2007 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help

Make a Point

What do I mean by the word point? Well, in this case, I am referring to a system restore point. And yes, you should make one! I know we have covered this before in our newsletter, but I’ve been getting several e-mails about it lately and besides that, it’s just a very important topic. I figured now would be a good time to go over it again. So, if you’ve never done this before, come with me and learn!

First of all, I want to make sure everyone understands what we’re working with here. In Windows XP, there is a feature called the System Restore. What it does is revert your computer back to a previous time; back before you made a big mistake on your computer or before you installed a program that messed a lot of things up, etc. It’s sort of like an easy button that you can push to get your computer back to the way it was beforehand. So, to do this, go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore.

Now, XP does automatically create restore points for some situations, but it’s best to make them yourself also, just in case. Check the button next to “Create a restore point” and click Next. Then you just need to type in a description for your point. It could be anything from an installation to an update and so on. Just use a few common words so your computer can recognize it. When you’re done, click Create and you’ll be all set. The date and time will be added to your restore point, so your computer will have all the information it needs to get your computer back to normal. You can’t complain about that, now can you?!

~ Erin

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