How to Configure System Restore in Windows 8 & 8.1

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 12, 2014

As we all know, the Microsoft takes a great effort to optimize the system restore feature in Windows 7 and Windows 8. The feature is available and convenient for everyone. If your computer accidentally has malfunction, you can utilize the system restore point to recover the operating system. That way, it can save you a lot of trouble. Today, we will introduce how to configure system restore. Please keep reading!


1. Hit Win and X keys together to bring up a menu, and then select System option.
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2. Now click on the System Protection on the right side of the window.
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3. Move to the System Protection tab when a new window opens. And Check if the C drive is turned on the Protection Settings. If not, select the C drive and click the Configure button to continue.
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4. Check the checkbox of Turn on system protection.
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5. Look at the Disk Space Usage section, and then you will be able to configure how much disk space the system restore feature can use by dragging the slider next to “Max usage.” The more space you allot, the more restore points can be saved. When the allocated disk space is filled, Windows will delete the old restore point to make space for the new one.
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