Windows 8: How to enable System Protection and create a System Restore point?
The System Protection feature helps a user by automatically creating restore points in the PC so that in the event of a major PC error, there are specific versions of a file to fall back upon. In addition, this also helps you at times when you may miss to adequately back up a particular document. On your Windows 8-based PC, this feature is enabled by default and unless you may have accidentally disabled the same, you will not have to bother about enabling it at all. However, this holds true only for the particular disk drive in which the Windows 8 OS has been installed. For all other disk drives, you will have to manually enable the System Protection feature so that it is able to create System Restore points on its own.
The easy step solution to the above issue is as:
- Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen and it will display the ‘Charms’ menu.
- Click on the ‘Search’ charm.
- In the right pane, click ‘Settings’ and then in the search box type ‘System Restore’.
- Click ‘Create a Restore Point’ and it will open the ‘System Properties’ window on the desktop.
- Select the drive you want to enable system protection and then click ‘Configure’.
- Select ‘Turn on system protection’ and then click ‘OK’.
- To create a restore point, click ‘Create’ and type a name for the restore point.
- Click on the ‘Create’ button and then click ‘Close’.
- Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘System Properties’ window.Â
Simple and straight, isn’t it? Now that you know the steps, you can easily turn on the feature and keep your disk drives safes and appropriately backed up with relevant restore points.
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