Ever since Microsoft discontinued Windows SteadyState in 2010, there have been many free Windows SteadyState alternatives released in the market. Sure, there are ways once can still achieve a Steady State in Windows using native Windows features, free Microsoft tools and Microsoft Technologies, but this process is too cumbersome. Enter one more Steady State alternative for Windows 8 – Reboot Restore Rx.
Maintaining computers that have public access is really a challenging job. Whenever a person uses a public computer, he isn’t concerned at all, he just wants to complete his task and get away. In the process, they may try to install new software, save new files, delete some files or make system changes. Reboot Restore Rx is a freeware utility specially designed for tier one public computer. It features an advances restoring system, which restores your computer at every reboot or restart, so that whatever changes a user may make to the computer are nullified and ignored when your Windows computer reboots or restarts.
Restore Windows every time you reboot
Reboot Restore Rx review
Reboot Restore Rx is a very simple-to-use freeware and requires minimal configuration. You just need to select the drives (during installation) that you want to protect and the application will be activated for the protection of the selected drives.
The application maintains the system according to its pre-defined baseline settings, so no matter whatever a user may do to the computer, whether he deletes system files, install or uninstalls software or even hacks into the registry, the computer is going to be back to its original state after reboot, for the next user. You can update the baseline of the software by simply disabling it once and then again enabling it.
Reboot Restore Rx has a strong architecture that is completely attack-proof. The software doesn’t operate within Windows, rather it has its own Mini OS that boots every time, at the sector level of hard disk and performs the restore. This is the feature that makes it different from all other similar system restore applications.
Since Reboot Restore Rx works outside or below Windows, it is able to protect the Master Boot Record and also maintain system integrity. The software can also turn out to be useful when you are not able to boot into Windows, due to some boot errors as it is easily able to restore Windows from such non-usable states.
This software is recommended for the PCs installed in public areas like Internet Café’s, Library, Hotels, Computer Labs, Classrooms or common office computers. Remember if you are using the software in an office, you must leave one drive beyond the protection of the software to store important data. You may have to move your personal folders like Documents, Pictures, Video, etc to the other drive.
Features in a nutshell:
- Restore on Reboot
- Reset to Baseline on PC Start Up or Hard Reset
- Protects the MBR
- Works below Windows
- Mini OS Access
- Restore from unbootable Windows
- One-Click Instant Updates
- VMWare Support.
The software is based on a very useful concept and is a must have for public computers as well as regular users who are often trying out new software or trying out system-wide changes. But as I mentioned earlier, remember to move your personal folders like Documents, Pictures, Video, etc to the other drive, else you may lose all your saved files, every-time you reboot.
Reboot Restore Rx download
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NOTE: SamerKurdi adds in comments that it is incompatible with Windows 10.