Sep 13 2007

Create An Instant System Restore Point

Creating a System Restore Point should be quick and easy and today’s tip will show you how to create a script to do just that in only 2 clicks of your mouse.

First we need to create the Visual Basic script.

Step 1. Open a new text file by right clicking an empty space on your desktop and choosing New > Text Document

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Step 2. Now type in the following.

rp = “Scripted Restore Point by ” & WScript.ScriptName
GetObject(“winmgmts:\.rootdefault:Systemrestore”).CreateRestorePoint rp, 0, 100

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Step 3. Click File > Save As and name your file what ever you like but make sure to give it an extension as .vbs I saved mine to the desktop.

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Step 4. Right click your desktop and choose New > Shortcut.

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Step 5. Now type in wscript.exe followed by a space then the path to the new .vbs file you created. Then click next.

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Step 6. Now name your shortcut and click finish. I named mine New Restore point.

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Step 7. You’re finished the programing.

To run your newly created Restore script in Vista, right click the shortcut and choose Run as Administrator

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Approve the UAC and your Restore Point is created.

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Now if you like you can double check to see if it was created.

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