Restore Point Description Text

When an application calls the SRSetRestorePoint function, it can provide any text as a description for the restore point; however, the following table shows the recommended description text.

System modification Restore point type Description
Application installation APPLICATION_INSTALL Installed AppName
Application modification (add/remove features) MODIFY_SETTINGS Configured AppName
Application removal APPLICATION_UNINSTALL Removed AppName
Device driver installation DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL Installed DriverName


Installers, such as Windows Installer and InstallShield, use these conventions for the description text:

  • The product name follows the verb; for example, Installed AppName.
  • The product name can be used alone (AppName) or the product name and the company name may both be used (MyCompany AppName).