How To Turn On/Enable System Restore

System Restore is an useful feature that enable users to revert their computer (mainly operating system files) to a previous state or point.

If you receive an error after you install a program, a driver etc. or if you are infected with a computer virus (often viruses are damaging/modifying Windows core files), you can use the feature System Restore to go back in time and undo, in this way, latest modifications.

Is recommended to let this feature turned on because you may not know when you need it.

Section 1: Turn On System Restore in Windows 7

Go to desktop, then right click on Computer and then click Properties

Then click on System protection

On System protection tab, select the hard drive partition that you want to protect with system restore (usually C: ) and then click Configure.

Select Restore system settings and previous version of files, then click Apply and Ok.

In addition, you can click Create in order to create right now a restore point for your computer.

Give it a name, click Create again and you have in a few seconds a backup for your Windows.


Section 2: Turn On System Restore in Windows XP

Go to Desktop, then right click on My Computer and then click Properties

Go to tab System restore and uncheck Turn off system restore. Then click Apply and Ok.

In addition, to create a system restore point right now, go to Start, then Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, then click System Restore.

From here you can create an instant restore point for your system.


Section 3: Turn On System Restore in Windows 8

To enable or to change settings for System Restore in Windows 8, go to desktop, then right click on Computer and click on Properties

Alternatively, you can use the search feature and search for "system protection" and, after you select Settings tab, go and click Create restore point

If you use right click on Computer, then click on System protection

Go to System protection tab.

As you can see, i have turned off System restore and i want to keep it turned on. Click on Configure.

Choose Turn on system protection, then click Apply and Ok.

As you can see, is now turned on.

Additionally, you can click on Create to create right now a restore point.

After you give it a name and click Ok, in a few seconds will create the backup for your Windows important files and programs.

Written by David on 28/04/2014

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