How To Create A System Restore Point In Windows 8

Here is a short tutorial on how to create a system restore point in Windows 8.

System Restore refers to restoring Windows to a previous good state when something wrong happens with the system. Sometimes when we install a new driver or application, the system starts behaving abnormally. In that case, it’s better to restore Windows back to a good state. Though many third party software provide an option to create a Restore Point within the installation wizard, and Windows itself also creates some Restore Points time to time, it is good to manually create a Restore Point periodically, before and after the installation of a new program in the system.

Creating a Restore Point in Windows 8 is very simple and just require few steps to follow. Let’s have a look how this can be done.

  • First of all, go to your desktop and press Win+I.Windows 8 Settings Charm
  • This would bring the Settings flyout from the right side of the screen.
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • Control Panel window would open up. Click on System and Security.Control Panel
  • Now click on System.System and Security window
  • From System window, click on System Protection from the left panel.System window
  • System Properties window would open up. Click on Create button.System Properties window
  • This would open a System Protection window, which would prompt you to give a name to the Restore Point you want to create.
  • Give a name of your choice and click on Create.Creating a System Restore Point
  • This would start creating a Restore Point and give a success message once the process finishes.Success Message

To check this Restore point, you can get back to the System Properties window and click on the System Restore button.

View Restore Points

A window would open up listing all the System Restore Points available in your Windows 8 PC.

Available Restore Points

This is how you can manually create a Restore Point in your Windows 8 PC and easily get it back to its normal state when something goes wrong with it, without having to completely format the system.

Hope this tutorial would be of help to you. If there’s something else you need to know or share, leave it in comments.

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