How to Turn on System Protection in Windows 8

Introduction

 
Windows 8 includes a System Protection feature that allows users to restore from unwanted system changes without having to use the Windows installation disk. It creates a backup of a system and the user files that have been modified, so you can easily pick and use any previous versions of files. It creates and saves information about your computer's system files and settings regularly.
 
This feature saves all the modified files and other data to a System Restore Point. To restore all previous versions of files, all you need is to use the Windows default Restore Point utility to restore the settings as well as files. By default, it is enabled on the drive where Windows is installed, but you can enable it for other drives as well. To enable/disable Windows 7 or Windows 8 System Protection. System protection is a feature that regularly creates and saves information about your computer's system files and settings. System protection also saves previous versions of files that you've modified.
 
It saves these files in restore points, which are created just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. They're also created automatically once every seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days, but you can create restore points manually at any time. System protection is automatically on for the drive that Windows is installed in. System protection can only be turned on for drives that are formatted using the NTFS file system.
 
The following steps show how you can easily enable the system protection in Windows 8:
 
Step 1
 
Click on Start to open the Windows 8 Metro UI screen and then select CONTROL PANEL as shown below.
 
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Step 2
 
In the Control Panel list scroll down to the last option and Click MORE SETTINGS.
 
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Step 3
 
Click and open "System and Security".
 
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Step 4
 
Now under the System tab, click on "View amount of RAM and processor speed".
 
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Step 5
 
A System window opens where you can get all the basic system information about your PC. Here in this window on the left side you see an option called "System Protection"; click on that.
 
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Step 6
 
Ok now you will see the System Properties window and under the system protection tab, click the CONFIGURE option as shown in the following screenshot.
 
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Step 7
 
By default the system protection is disabled; you can enable it by clicking on the dot which is "Turn on system protection". Make sure to click on apply and OK once it is enabled.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about How to Turn on System Protection in Windows 8.