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Shortcut for System Restore?

  1. #1


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Shortcut for System Restore?


    I was able to do it in XP. I created a shortcut to system restore and put it on the Start Menu. So much easier than the way Win8 works. Wondering if there's a way to do the same in 8.1?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Restore Shortcut


    You might try on desktop---

    Create new shortcut---

    rstrui.exe

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    I put it on the Taskbar too---

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  3. #3


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    That works, but........ it just brings up System Restore so you can restore to an earlier time. What I want to do is to be able to use the shortcut to create a restore point. Actually, in XP with that shortcut you could create a restore point or use a restore point.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'll work on it.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe this link is what you want:

    Advanced System Settings Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    or

    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Maybe someone else, like Brink, will help.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This shortcut----

    %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe

    will give you this---

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    I worked on it some.
    This one is, I think, what you want----

    %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

    It gives you this---

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  7. #7


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks! #6 worked like I want it to.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    Thanks! #6 worked like I want it to.
    Glad I could help.
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  9. #9


    Thats what i call,coming late to the party,this one ,used to create a restore point at once.,created by our admin,Shawn Brink
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  10. #10


    thank you david bailey... that is sooooooo useful
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