CherylG recently created a very great thread which contains several Youtube videos. The subject of the thread (located here) is about using recovery software packages and setting restore points.
While a pointer to this thread is what eventually got marked as the solution, I was impressed by the number of our subject experts joining in to help understand and suggest using the Macrium package. I personally use that one (based on CherylG's recommendation) and I've also got my kids using it on other computers.
Thanks to everyone on this thread for working together and creating this Post of the Week!