Enabling the System Restore protocol on PCs
It gives you another alternative to the 'Tabula rasa'
To enable the System Restore on your PC, you first of all need to understand your computer to know what applies to it and what doesn’t. For some computers, the System Restore is enabled on just the main drive whereas for other computers, it is not enabled on any drives to begin with.
In essence, if you don’t want to lose your data, you need to enable the system restore for at least the main drive before you can for other drives.
To get the system restore applicable for the main drive, all you need to do is to click on the ‘Start Menu’.
Then you type in word, ‘Create a Restore Point’ before punching on the ‘Enter’ button. Once that is done, you choose the main system drive before clicking on ‘Configure’. While at it, you need to click on the ‘Turn on System Protection’ option to adjust the Disk Space Usage slider.
This lets you indicate the amount of space you want to allocate for the system protection before clicking on the OK option.
Now how do you create a Restore Point?
It is interesting to know that your Windows automatically creates restore points each week, but that doesn’t mean you cannot create one yourself manually whenever you need to.
What you need to do is to open the ‘Start Menu’, type in ‘Create a Restore Point’, which of course you need to click on to lead you to the ‘Create’ button. There, you need to describe the restore point before you click on the ‘Create’ button.
Using the System Restore
It is interesting to know that, there is one thing to enable the System Restore and to create a restore point, then there’s another thing to actually restore the system manually to the restore point should you need to.
What you need to do is to open the ‘System Properties’ tab again, click on the ‘System Restore’ button then you click on the ‘Next’ button that pops up on your welcome page/
The resulting page will show you the different restore points available to you. What you need to do is to choose the restore point you want before clicking on ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’. It is like installing an application package or software you downloaded.
After doing this, the computer will now restart and proceed with the restoration process. Once the protocol is complete, you can then go on to check if the issue that prompted the ‘System Restore’ still persists or not.
The good thing about this protocol is that it automatically creates a restore point before initiating the restoration process. So every time you want to return to the prior times, you only need to restore.