Windows allows its users to restore or revert to a stage where it worked perfectly fine by setting a restore point. This feature is useful especially when your system encounters any threat or hardware issue or making any changes in the registry or installing any software. So, whenever any error is encountered you can select a restore point where the PC was functioning perfectly fine and revert back to that phase. By this you can eliminate many errors. But, restoring to a set point removes all the files and folders that were created after that restore point. If any other user restores your PC without your presence then you might be at a risk of losing all your valuable data. Here is the tutorial about how you can enable or disable system restore in Windows 8 and Windows 7.
System restore feature can be found in every former versions of Windows OS be it XP, Vista, 7 or new Windows 8. This feature play a significant role in bringing back the earlier state of Windows OS in case something goes wrong or upon encountering error.
It also relieves you from installation failures or virus infection. Disabling the feature might prevent re-infection or re-enable after removal of virus. Here is how you can enable or disable System Restore based upon your operating system.
Steps to Disable/ Enable System Restore in Windows 8
- In Windows 8 desktop mode, right-click on lower left most corner
- A pop-up menu appears, here click on System
- In the left pane, select System protection
- Under System Protection tab, select Configure
- If you want to disable System Restore, check the option Disable system protection and hit OK
- If prompted by UAC, click on Yes
- In order to enable System Restore, check the option Turn on system protection and hit OK
That’s all. You can now see that System restore has been disabled or enabled as per your set preference.
Steps to Disable/ Enable System Restore in Windows 7
- Go to Start orb > Start menu and right click on Computer and click on Properties
- Under properties in the left pane, click on System protection
- In System Protection tab, click on Configure
- Here if you want to disable System Restore, simply check the option Turn off system protection and hit OK
- Upon prompted by UAC, click Yes
- If you want to enable System Restore, check the option Restore system settings and previous versions of files and hit OK.
Once you have completed the steps you can enable or disable system restore in Windows 7.
Upon following the procedure mentioned above you can now enable or disable system restore in Windows 8 and Windows 7.