System Protection and System Restore point in Windows 8
Restore points are like a magical points that allow your computer to go back in time. System restore saves the settings of your computer at a given point in time and allows you to use those points to make your computer as it was, at those restore points. System Restore points usually happen when you’re installing an application and this process happens behind the scenes.
Sometimes, this process also happens automatically according to your settings and preferences. You could also create a System Restore point manually in Windows 8, did you know that? What if you are experimenting with a few settings and you’re not sure what the outcome would be? You can manually create a System Restore point this way and be sure that even if something goes wrong with your experiment, you can always restore those setting with the System Restore point. So let’s see how you can create System restore points in Windows 8.
To begin the process, you have to open the Charms menu. Once you point the mouse over the right top corner of the screen, Charms menu is displayed to you on the screen. On the Charms menu, click on the option ‘Search’. Then on the right pane, click on the option ‘Settings’ and you would see a search box in which you need to type ‘System Restore’. Once you search for it, ‘Create a restore Point’ is displayed to you on the screen. Select that option. This will open ‘System properties’ window on the screen. On this screen, you need to select the drive that you need to enable the system protection on for. After selecting the required drive, select the option ‘turn on system protection’ and click ‘Ok’.
Click on ‘Create’ to manually create a System Restore point. You would have to give a name to the restore point for a reference. Once you type in the name, select ‘Create’ and then click ‘Close’ once the Restore point is created. Click on ‘Ok’ to close the ‘System Properties’ window and a System Restore point would be created. So that’s how you create a System Restore point in Windows 8. We also have a video for that demonstrates the whole process to in a simple way!