While using Windows 8 on a laptop PC or desktop computer, many times users might face freezing issues. This means that Windows 8 might hang or freeze abruptly while working. The freezing issue may arise in Windows 8 due to several reasons which also include:
- Corrupt system files due to abrupt shutdown.
- Missing system files due to accidental deletion.
- Inappropriate application installation.
- Corrupt hardware device driver files.
- Invalid registry entries, etc.
In order to rectify the freezing issues, administrators can remove the problematic application or device driver manually. Although this solution is very precise, it requires in-depth knowledge of the operating system, and administrators must also know the problematic device driver or the application. Another lengthy but easy solution is to restore Windows 8 computer back to an earlier restore point. This process does not require any in-depth technical skills, and even home users can complete the task without any problem.
Restoring Windows 8 system back to a restore point requires system restart, and once the computer is rebooted, in most cases the freezing issues are resolved.
How to Restore a Windows 8 Computer to an Earlier Restore Point?
To restore a Windows 8 computer to an earlier restore point, step-by-step instructions given below must be followed:
- Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account that is to be restored to an earlier restore point.
- Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop screen.
- Once on the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
- On the opened Libraries window, right-click Computer from the left pane.
- From the context menu that appears, click Properties.
- On System window, from the left pane, click System protection.
- On the System Properties box, make sure that System Protection tab is selected.
- On the selected tab, click System Restore button under System Restore section.
- On the displayed System Restore box, make sure that the Recommended restore radio button in selected. Alternatively Choose a different restore point radio button can also be selected to manually choose the restore point to which Windows 8 is to be restored.
- Click Next to continue.
- On the Confirm your restore point page, click Finish.
- On the displayed confirmation box, click Yes to restore the Windows 8 computer to an earlier restore point.
- Once initiated, Windows 8 restore process can't be interrupted.