Windows 8 is moving away from restore points to its two new Refresh and Reset systems. But old-school System Restore fans can still create and use the trusty Windows restore points to return your PC to a time when it was feeling better.

To create a restore point, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start screen, type System Restore, and click the word Settings in the Search pane on the right.

    As you begin typing directly at the Start screen, the Search pane appears, listing matches. The Search pane normally searches for apps, so it won’t find any matches. But when you click the word Settings, the Search pane lists all the settings containing the phrase “System Restore.”

  2. Click the Create a Restore Point link.

    The System Properties window appears, opened to the System Protection tab, which lists options for System Restore. Look for the Create button near the bottom.

  3. Click the Create button to fetch the System Protection window, type a name for your new restore point, and then click the System Protection window’s Create button to save the restore point.

    Windows 8 creates a restore point with your chosen name, leaving you some open windows to close.

By creating your own restore points on good days, you’ll know immediately which ones to use on bad days.


How to Create Restore Points in Windows 8.1

By Woody Leonhard from Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies

If you’ve used an earlier version of Windows, you may have stumbled upon the System Restore feature. Windows 8.1 has full support for System Restore and restore points; it just hides all the pieces from you.

If you’ve enabled System Protection, Windows takes snapshots of its settings, or restore points, before you make any major changes to your computer —d install a new hardware driver, perhaps, or a new program. You can roll back your system settings to any of the restore points.

A restore point contains Registry entries and copies of certain critical programs including, notably, drivers and key system files — a snapshot of crucial system settings and programs. When you roll back (or, simply restore) to a restore point, you replace the current settings and programs with the older versions.

Here’s how to create a restore point:


Wait until your PC is running smoothly.

No sense in having a restore point that propels you out of the frying pan and into the fire, eh?


On the Start screen (yes, the Start screen, not the desktop), type restore point.

The first result in Windows Search is Create a Restore Point.


Tap or click the Create a Restore Point tile.

Windows flips you over to the desktop, brings up the System Properties Control Panel dialog box, and opens it to the System Protection tab. (Cool, huh? Sometimes it’s much easier to use the tiled side of Windows 8.1.)


If you haven’t yet enabled restore points (the Protection column says Off), click the Configure button, click Turn on System Protection, and click OK.

That will set the Protection column to On and activate restore points for that particular drive.


At the bottom, next to Create a Restore Point Right Now, tap or click the Create button.

The Create a Restore Point dialog box appears.


Type a good description and then tap or click Create.

Windows advises that it’s creating a restore point. When it’s done, it shows a message that says The Restore Point Was Created Successfully.


Tap or click Close on the message and then tap or click the X button to close the System Properties dialog box.


keyboard volume control and wireless switch - HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook

My keyboard volume control & wireless switch (the touch ones at the top of the keyboard) just quit working the other day. I can't figure out how to tell if i turned something off accidentally or what. Rebooting didn't help. The only thing I did differently that day was connect my laptop via cable and shut off the wireless. (I usually work wireless).
HP Pavilion dv6-2157sb Entertainment Notebook PC
Windows 7 64-bit
Re: keyboard volume control and wireless switch - HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook
Problems with the capacitive strip can sometimes be helped by performing a Hard Reset as follows.
Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery. Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. Re-insert the battery, plug in the AC Adapter and start the notebook.


Re: OPEN OFFICE PROGRAM - disable bullets and numbering

Post by acknak » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:42 am

So you mean you don't want Writer to automatically apply list formatting based on what you're typing, right?

You can:
Press Ctrl+z when it happens to undo the list formatting and go back to just what you typed.
Click the "Numbering Off" button on the pop-up toolbar to clear the list formatting from the current paragraph
Set Format > AutoCorrect > While Typing: OFF to disable the automatic list formatting (and most other automatic corrections as well)
Set Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Options > Apply Numbering - Symbol •: OFF to disable only the auto list feature


Brother MFC-L2700DW Printer - to Reset the counter onthe printer

For Printer MFC-L2700DW
to Reset the counter onthe printer do the following.
With printer on...
- Open front cover, (leave toner/drum inside)
- Press and hold "OK"
- When "Replace Drum" appears on LCD, release "OK"
- Press and release *,0,0
(Accepted should appear)
- Close front cover


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