Checkpoint-Computer

Creates a system restore point on the local computer.

Syntax

Checkpoint-Computer
          [-Description] <String>
          [[-RestorePointType] <String>]
          [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Checkpoint-Computer cmdlet creates a system restore point on the local computer.

System restore points and the Checkpoint-Computer cmdlet are supported only on client operating systems, such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Beginning in Windows 8, Checkpoint-Computer cannot create more than one checkpoint each day.

Examples

Example 1: Create a system restore point

PS C:\> Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Install MyApp"

This command creates a system restore point called Install MyApp. It uses the default APPLICATION_INSTALL restore point type.

Example 2: Create a system MODIFY_SETTINGS restore point

PS C:\> Checkpoint-Computer -Description "ChangeNetSettings" -RestorePointType MODIFY_SETTINGS

This command creates a MODIFY_SETTINGS system restore point called "ChangeNetSettings".

Required Parameters

-Description

Specifies a descriptive name for the restore point. This parameter is required.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-RestorePointType

Specifies the type of restore point. The default is APPLICATION_INSTALL.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • APPLICATION_INSTALL
  • APPLICATION_UNINSTALL
  • DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL
  • MODIFY_SETTINGS
  • CANCELLED_OPERATION
Type:String
Aliases:RPT
Parameter Sets:APPLICATION_INSTALL, APPLICATION_UNINSTALL, DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL, MODIFY_SETTINGS, CANCELLED_OPERATION
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

You cannot pipe objects to Checkpoint-Computer.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes