If you often test new programs or fiddle with your computer, it’s a good thing to first create a System Restore point. It will allow you to rollback your system to the previous working state in the event of system malfunction or failure.
System Restore has been part of Windows from Windows Me OS. When you roll back to a particular restore point, all changed system files, registry keys, and installed programs return to the state it was at that specific point. Your edited or newly created files are not affected by this process.
Some programs offer to create a restore point before they begin installation, while some do it automatically, but most don’t to either. It isn’t difficult to create System Restores manually in Windows, but they involve several steps. If you don’t want to bother with the steps, here’s a dead-simple program with a dead-simple name: The Restore Point Creator (T.R.P.C.).
To use it, download the zip file, extract its content, and run the portable executable file named “The Restore Point Creator.exe”. That will bring up a program interface as seen below:
In the window, enter a name for the restore point, and click on the Create button. Once it does the task successfully, you’ll get a message informing the same. That’s all there is to it.
To make things even simpler, you can automate the program to do all the work for you. If you check the two boxes for “Auto Create Restore Point on Launch” and “Auto Close After 5 Seconds”. The program will automatically create a restore point when it starts, and then auto close after 5 seconds. This way you can pin it to the taskbar or Start Screen and run it quickly before making any major changes on your system.
Inside the zip file, there’s a command line version of the program as well. To use that, run a command like this:
- TRPC.exe “My Restore Point”
- TRPC.exe MyRestorePoint
All-in-all, a simple and user friendly program that will appeal to both novice as well as experienced users. T.R.P.C. is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.