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How to setup a Restore Point in a Windows 7 Dell Computer

By Jyoti Panth Subscribe to RSS | December 7th 2011 | Views:

The article intends to describe the procedure of creating a restore point in a Dell computer with Windows 7 installed on. The methods compiled here are simple and reliable. However, it is strongly recommended that these should be followed carefully to avoid facing problems. Doing so will eventually save the precious time as well as money that would otherwise be wasted searching for Dell technical support or Microsoft Windows 7 support alternatively.

The below mentioned guide will help you perform the desired task on your own and without the help of Microsoft technical support or Dell support.


Click on the Start button (the Windows icon), navigate to Computer, right click on it and then click to choose Properties from the dropdown options. It’ll prompt open the Control Panel window.

Click on System protection (the link) under Control Panel Home in the left hand pane. It will bring up the System Properties dialog box. Click to highlight the System Protection tab and you will see system restore information. You can also see the existing restore points under Automatic restore points heading.

Since you want to create a new point, click on the Create button. It will open up a Create a restore point dialog box asking you to give a description (name) to the new restore point. Type a desired name and then hit the Create button. It will take some time to process your command and then you will see a message like the restore point create successfully. Click on the OK button to close the message box.

Exit all the windows. Your Dell computer is completely safe no matter if any application stops working or makes your Windows blowup. If any such issue occurs, you can simply use undo the changes that caused it to happen. Windows 7 comes integrate with the System Restore feature that allows reversing the changes (like new software installation etc.) without removing the operating system.

To use this feature, click on the Start button and type ‘restore’ (without quotes and as is) in the Start Search menu. Hit the Enter key on the keyboard to proceed. You will be prompted with different restore options. If you click on the Recommended restore option (click on the Next button thereafter), the feature will automatically roll back the most lately changes including software, driver installation, or updates etc.

If you click on the Choose a different restore point option, you will be prompted with a directory of options (installations or changes) that can be chosen from for removal. For example, if you see the recently installed sound card in the list and that appears to be the cause of the problem, click on it and then proceed with the removal. When prompted, click on Yes or OK for confirming removal and wait until the process finishes. You can repeat this procedure for other recently installed programs also. You must reboot your computer (if not prompted automatically for reboot) to let the changes take place.

If you face any problem while using the restore point, boot your Dell computer into Safe Mode. When the computer is booting, start tapping the F8 key on the keyboard (before the Windows logo) until you see the boot menu. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to select the desired option viz. Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking (you can choose any option) etc. When done, start Windows normally to exit the Safe Mode (without tapping F8 key).

Jyoti Panth - About Author:
If you are facing problem with your Dell Desktop/Laptop Computers you can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

V tech-squad, Inc. is the leading third-party service provider of certified online technical support services. The company offers comprehensive packages for Dell products ( Dell Technical Support ), preinstalled software and applications, and third-party software and/or hardware. Our other top-class services include Microsoft product support, antivirus issues, malware issues, spyware issues, wireless router issues, printer issues, and non-computer devices etc.

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