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How to restore Windows 8/ Windows 8.1 to previous configuration?

If something wrong went with your system files of Windows 8 and the system crashes, then the only solution is to restore windows 8 to a restore point. In order to do so, follow the tutorial.

System Restore

What is a Restore Point?

A restore point is nothing but a saved system image. Each restore point holds the key to the current system state of that time. Whatever applications are installed in the machine, their states, the desktop customization settings, registry state etc. are included in Restore Point. Windows often automatically creates Restore Points, after installing every critical update. Many third party applications also create a Restore Point before start installing or making any serious change to your system. Due to an attack of any malicious program or because of your testing went wrong, system may crash, i.e., system becomes unable to open the Windows 8. If this is the case, then you have to restore the machine into a previous state, i.e., any of the restore points saved.

First step to restoration of Windows 8 into a previous configuration is to check whether any restore point exists or not. If the answer is no, then you should have created a restore point. If you already have a restore point, then proceed to step number 4.

Step 1. Open Control Panel and search for Restore Point.

search restore point

Step 2. Now click on Create Restore Point to proceed.

Step 3. You have to click on Create to create a restore point. You will be prompted to give a description also.

click on create

On success, it will show you the messege.

restore point success messege

If you want to restore to a previous configuration for testing purpose and may want to return to current configuration in future, then you should create a restore point before starting restoration.

Step 4. Open control Panel and search for recovery .

search recovery

Now choose Open System Restore.

open system restore

Step 5. You may choose a restore point other than the recommended one. For that you have to choose choose a different restore point and click on next.

restore point option

This will show you a list of restore point if there is more than one. Select the restore point and click next to start the restoration.

lists of restore point

You will be prompted for confirmation of the restore point.