How to Create a System Restore Point on Windows 8

how to create system restore point windows 8Have you messed up your computer by installing drivers which aren't compatible with your hardware? Or have you been attacked with some computer virus and can't recover? A Restore point is the best way to restore you computer to a previous state (when your computer worked properly). If some recently installed program is causing problem and your computer isn't behaving normal or isn't booting, then you can solve it by restoring to the latest Restore Point. This will remove the problem causing programs and will restore your computer to the state when it worked properly.

System Restore is a default system protection feature by Microsoft, you can find it in control panel. By default, Windows automatically creates a Restore Point every week, but for safety purposes, you can create one yourself. Today I will teach you How to create a System Restore Point on Windows 8 / 8.1 manually.

How to Create a System Restore Point on Windows 8

The process is very simple and doesn't require any technical knowledge, If you are okay using mouse, you're good to go. There are two methods for creating a System Restore point, one is through control panel, other is using RUN dialog box. You can use any one method, whichever you're comfortable with.

Follow the steps given below:

1. Using Control Panel

Step 1: From control panel, go to System.

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 2: On left hand side, click on System Protection. This will open a window with System Protection tab.

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 3: Click on Create button which is located at the bottom of the window.

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 4: Enter a name, so that you can differentiate between different restore points. After you're done, click create.

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 5: Now wait until Windows creates a system restore point, this usually takes a few minutes. After done, click on OK to exit the window.

how to create system restore point windows 8

You've successfully created a system restore point.

2. Using RUN Dialog Box

This method is easier but if you're not that familiar with RUN, then go for the first method, as it has less chances of messing up.

Step 1: Press Windows logo key and R simultaneously (Win+R), this will open Run Dialog Box. 

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 2: Enter control sysdm.cpl inside box and hit enter. This will open System Properties window.

how to create system restore point windows 8

Step 3: Go to System Protection Tab, at bottom you'll see a button labelled 'Create.' Click on it, Enter the name for your restore point.

how to create system restore point windows 8

how to create system restore point windows 8

how to create system restore point windows 8

Done! Now click on OK to exit System Properties window.


PART II - How to Restore System using Restore Point on Windows


So we're done for now, I hope this Tutorial was easy and to the point. If you're having problems then do leave a comment below, I will Try to solve it asap! I wrote a Follow-Up post teaching How to Restore System using Restore Point. I will be back with more tutorials.

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Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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