Restore Point Creator is a portable tool which makes it easier to create system restore points.
The program's interface is its first plus point, as it presents everything you need in the same dialog. There's the list of current restore points; the button to create a new restore point; a "restore to selected restore point" option, all just a click away.
You get some extra options, too, like the ability to schedule a restore point to happen whenever you like, selectively delete an individual restore point, or log restore point deletions for review later.
There are drive space management tools, as well; you're able to view the space currently taken by restore points, and reduce or increase it as you choose.
You can do most of this within Windows, of course, but Restore Point Creator just makes it easier. If you start at the Windows System Protection dialog, say, it's three clicks to display the current list of Restore Points; launch Restore Point Creator and they're visible right away.
Version 2.6 Build 1 (Release notes):
- Fixed an issue in the automatic update checking function that executes after a user specified amount of time at program load in which it wasn’t obeying the concept of a minor update.
- Implemented a very important new function that may help in restoring your system to past restore points if attempting to restore in normal Windows fails; “Restore to Selected System Restore Point in Safe Mode”. All you have to do is select a restore point to restore to, press the button and then the program will set your system up to automatically boot into Safe Mode. Once your system comes up into Safe Mode the program will re-launch in Safe Mode, remove the setting to boot your system into Safe Mode, and then start the restoration process back to your pre-selected restore point. It’s a completely seamless operation. You simply select a restore point, press a button, and your system does all the work for you. Note, this feature is not available in Windows XP and won’t come to Windows XP due to the differences in Windows XP’s boot loader.