How to make recovery of Windows 8?
Ways to restore the normal state of the operating system without reinstalling it exist in all versions of Windows. We talked about this in detail in our article. However, in Windows 8, the recovery process was made even easier, retaining, however, the old methods. How to make the recovery of Windows 8, we'll talk in this article.
Windows 8 Recovery
One of the innovations in Windows 8 is the ability to quickly restore the operating system without deleting files. True, all the desktop programs will be lost in this case - you will have to install them again. But the "modern" full-screen applications and all personal files in user folders (documents, photos, music, and so on) will be saved.
To use the new function, drag the mouse along the right edge of the screen and click the “Parameters” button in the panel that appears, and on the next panel - the “Change computer settings” button. If you have Windows 8, in the window that opens, go to the "General" section, find the item "Recover PC without deleting files" and click "Start."And if you have Windows 8.1, you need the section "Update and Restore> Recovery" and in it - the item "Recover a computer without deleting files."
In any case, a screen will appear asking you to confirm the operation. Click "Next". During the recovery process, the computer will restart, after which you will receive a working operating system with your previous personalization settings, but without installed programs.
There is also the ability to quickly reinstall the operating system, without the usual effort in this case. To do this, you need to select in the computer settings not the recovery without deleting files, but the “Delete all data and reinstall Windows” item and confirm the operation. The computer will do all further actions itself, having rebooted several times in the process, and you only need to create or connect an account and set the basic settings at the last stage.
How to create a recovery disk?
In addition to the new features, the old recovery methods are available in Windows 8. You can create a recovery disk Windows 8, which is useful if the system fails and will not boot.
To do this, on the initial screen, start typing the keyword “recovery” (without quotes) and select the item “Create recovery disk” in the search results that appear. In the “Recovery Disk” window, check the “Copy recovery partition from computer to recovery disk” checkbox if you have a purchased laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. If not, this item will not be available, so just click the Next button.
Connect a sufficient amount of USB storage to your computer. Taking into account the recovery partition, 3-6 GB of space will be required. In the recovery disk creation wizard window, select the required USB drive and click “Next”, and then click “Create”.
How to create a restore point?
Windows 8 and restore points still work, allowing you to quickly return your system to its previous state, for example, after installing updates or software. Such points are usually created automatically, but if you are going to make manipulations with a computer, after which something may go wrong, it is better to create a Windows 8 restore point manually.
To do this, on the initial screen, enter the keyword “recovery” (without quotes and in this particular case) and select “Create a restore point” in the search results.In the window that opens, click the Create button, enter a suitable name for the new point, and click the Create button. In the future, from the same window, you can restore the system by clicking the Restore button and selecting the desired restore point.