Windows 7: View Available Restore Points

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review system restore points that are available on Windows 7 system.

A restore point is a backup of system settings only. Application programs and your own personal documents are not included in restore points. By default, Windows 7 system will create restore points automatically whenever an important change is made to the system. But you should review system restore points some times to make sure they are created correctly.

1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\System" and click the "System protection" link. You will see the "System Properties" screen open on the "System Protection" tab.

2. Click "System Restore..." button and click "Next". You will see a list restore points listed on the screen.

3. Click "[x] Show more restore points" to see entries.

4. Select a "Automatic Restore Point" and click "Scan for affected programs". Windows 7 shows you what will the impact if you continue restore your system to that restore point.

The picture below shows you a list of restore points that are available on Windows 7 system:
Windows 7: Available Restore Points

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7: System Recovery Options

Windows 7: View Available Restore Points

 Windows 7: Restore Point Settings

 Windows 7: Create Restore Point

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 1 - Restore Point

 Windows 7: Create System Image

 Windows 7: Create System Repair Disc

 Windows 7: Boot from Repair Disc

 Windows 7: Create Repair USB Drive

 Windows 7: Modify Boot Order in BIOS

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 2 - System Image

 Windows 7: Verify Factory Reset

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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