System protection is a feature that regularly creates and saves information about your computer's system files
, and registry settings
as restore points
for all drives that have system protection turned on. You can use these restore points to do a system restore
to return these items to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files (ex: anything in C:\Users\(user-name) folder). Restore points are created just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver
. They're also created automatically by Windows using a scheduled task once every seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days, but you can create restore points
manually at any time.
This will show you how to do a System Restore
to undo system changes by restoring Windows 8
, and all drives system protection is turned on
, to a selected previous restore point
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do a system restore in Windows 8.