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 automatically created by default just before significant system events, such as the installation of some programs, device driver, Windows Update, and by using a scheduled task once every seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days. You can also manually create restore points
at any time.
This tutorial will show you how to create a restore point
that can be used to do a system restore
with in Windows 8
System Restore isn't available for Windows RT
and Windows RT 8.1
You must be signed in as an administrator
to be able to create a restore point.