How to Schedule Restore Points in Windows 7


Windows 7 automatically creates restore points. You can use the system restore feature to revert your computer's software and drivers to an earlier point in time without losing your files. By default, Windows automatically creates restore points every day at midnight and when you start your computer. If you want to schedule exactly when Windows 7 creates restore points, you can configure these settings in the Task Scheduler utility. Windows 7 also creates restore points at other times, such as when you install software.

  • Click "Start," type "Task Scheduler" into the search box at the bottom of the Start menu and press "Enter."

  • Navigate to the "Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore" folder in the left pane of the Task Scheduler window.

  • Right-click the "SR" event in the top middle pane of the Task Scheduler window, and click "Properties."

  • Click the "Triggers" tab at the top of the SR Properties window.

  • Click the "New" button at the bottom of the Triggers pane.

  • Click "One Time," "Daily," "Weekly" or "Monthly" under "Settings" in the New Trigger window.

  • Type a start time in the box to the right of "Start" at the top of the New Trigger window.

  • Configure the recurrence, week and month settings under the "Start" box. Different settings appear depending on the time period you selected.

  • Click "OK" twice.

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  • You can also edit the default daily event by clicking the "Daily" event in the Triggers pane and clicking "Edit," or remove it by clicking "Delete."

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