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Windows Restore Point

How to Create a Restore Point

Caution!Optional but Smart! The .Net Framework should be considered like minor service packs to your system. As such, it is always a safe practice to set a Windows Restore Point before installing them. It usually takes about 30 seconds to create one.

Here are instructions if you are not familiar on the procedure.

Windows XP

How to set a Restore Point for Windows XP.

Windows 7/Vista

How to set a Restore Point for Windows 7/Vista.

Windows 8
  1. Open Windows Explorer ([Windows Key] + E).
  2. Click Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Recovery.
  4. Click Configure System Restore. Then follow the Windows 7 instructions above.

What is a Restore Point?

A Restore Point allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of system malfunction or failure.