How to manage System Restore Points in Windows 8

Windows System Restore is a well-known recovery tool that is used to reset Windows to a particular point, mostly due to malfunction of Windows. It could be due to bad drivers, corrupt system files, or even done by malware. In Windows 8, you can manage the space allocated to System Restore. Before that “System Protection” must be enabled. Let’s see how to manage it.

1. Right-click on Start icon and select “System”.


2. Click on “System Protection” from top left pane.


3. In the “System Protection” tab of the “System Properties” window you will see all the drives that are available in your computer. It is always a good practice to turn ON the protection of Windows 8_OS drive, which is usually C drive. To do so select the drive and click on “Configure” button.


4. Finally you can choose the option “Turn on system protection” to enable System Restore on your chosen drive. In the same dialog box, you also have the option to adjust the maximum disk space used by system protection. To do just just move the slider to desired level. Remember, more the value here implies more number of system restore points.


If you already had the system restore turned ON, and you are interested in clearing the hard disk space, which in turn removes all restore points, click “Delete” button.


Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.