This article describes the steps involved to setup a 'one-click' system restore. Using Macrium Reflect you can automatically and easily return a Windows PC to a previously imaged system recovery point. 

Add the Macrium recovery boot menu

The first step is to add the Macrium boot menu. Take 'Other Tasks' > 'Add Recovery Boot Menu' in Macrium reflect and follow the instructions here: Adding a boot menu option for Reflect recovery

Adding a boot menu is optional but will enable simple one-click restore when the PC starts.
Without a boot menu you can still automatically restore by booting into optical rescue media or an external USB drive.

Create an image of drive C:

  1. Start Macrium Reflect, select 'Image this partition only...' for drive C.  

  2. Choose a location that will be accessible when the recovery media boots, this could be a spare partition on an internal drive or an external USB disk or flash drive.
    In this example we'll choose drive 'F:\', an internal partition.


Prepare the auto restore XML file 

Once the image completes we can prepare the xml file to automatically restore the image. To do this we need to step through the restore wizard but we aren't going to start the restore.

Start Macrium Reflectclick the 'Restore' tab, select the image created above and click the 'Restore Image' link

Launch the 'Auto Restore' Dialog.

That's it! Now whenever you take the Macrium System Recovery boot menu option your system will be automatically restored using the image created above.