How to set up System Restore in Windows 7

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    Setting up System Restore in Windows 7 can save your computer settings and help recover from a crash. To set up System Restore in Windows 7:

    1. Right click My Computer and click Properties
    2. Click System protection
    3. Under Protection Settings, click the drive you want to set up System Restore on
    4. Click Configure
    5. Select either Restore system settings and previous versions of files or Only restore previous versions of files, depending on how you want to set System Restore up
    6. Click OK -> OK

    System Restore is now set up and restore points will be created automatically when changes are made to your system.

    PS: Don’t forget to ensure that System Restore is set up on the drive that your system files are installed to.

    Other info about the set up of System Restore in Windows 7:

    • If you use Norton Antivirus, you should disable Norton System Protection
    • System Protection is not a backup system and will only protect your system files. You still need to backup your data!
    • System Restore is set up by default in Windows 7
    • System Restore in Windows 7 requires NTFS. It will not work on FAT or FAT32 partitions

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