Most people are afraid of their desktop or laptop operating system crashing and not being able to get their system back up or access their data.
The first thing that should be done is to turn of System Restore. System Restore is the safety net that everyone should be using. When something “breaks”, System Restore allows you to roll back the clock to a time when everything was working well.
To do this, you need to make sure that Windows is taking these snapshots (restore points) on a regular basis. To do this
- Type “create a restore point” into the search bar (if search bar is not visible, search in Cortana)
- In the system properties window click on your “system” drive to highlight it
- Click on “configure”
- Check “turn on system protection”
- Drag the “max usage” slider so that it is around 5 GB
- Click “apply”