How to Use Windows 8 System Restore ?


Windows 8 System Restore is usually used when a problem occurs at any point of time, due to either human error or software error. Some of the major problems in Windows 8 are caused by Windows Registry, DLL files and device drivers. System restore points take a current copy of all Windows registry files, DLL files and other important Windows files. System restore points can be restored using system restore tool in Windows 8. This tutorial will explain how to troubleshoot issues using the system restore tool in windows 8.

To run Windows 8 System Restore follow the below steps :

Step1
From Start Screen UI start typing Control Panel and the Control Panel option will appear as seen in the below screenshot.
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Step 2
Click on the Control Panel option and the below screen will appear. Make sure that you select view by small icons.
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Step 3
Click on the System option and the below screen will appear
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Step 4
Select System Protection and then choose System Restore as shown in the below screenshots
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Step 5
Click Next and the below screen will appear and then select the point of restore that you want and click Next. A list of all your restore points will be listed here, note that you can’t restore to a specific date that has no restore point.
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Step 6
After clicking Next, you’ll get the following warning message, click Yes to continue, and then click Finish to confirm your restore point.

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Windows 8 System Restore will now start  and it will restart your system.

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If the problem is not resolved, you may repeat the System Restore using an older restore point. If you can plot when or what happened that caused the problem, you can then choose the nearest restore point possible. It is also possible to undo a particular System Restore by restoring to the previous restore point.

Note: It is advised to consider System Restore early in your troubleshooting scope, as at many times it is easier than going through other types of troubleshooting. This could save you time and effort.

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