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A Road Map for Windows 10 and RollBack Rx

By June 19, 2015 No Comments

OCT. 9, 2015 UPDATE: Today, Horizon DataSys released a Windows 10 compatible build for RollBack Rx Professional, Home Edition, Drive Vaccine, and Reboot Restore Rx.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we will be releasing a Windows 10 compatible build by mid-October, 2015. This is an in-build update and will be available for free for all 10.0 and above owners of RollBack Rx and/or Gold Support/Platinum Support users.


 

Microsoft’s newest operating system (OS) Windows 10 is just around the corner.

On July 29, 2015 the new OS will be made available to the public and Microsoft has promised all Windows 7 and 8 owners the option to upgrade for free within one year of its release. That’s an enticing offer, and we anticipate many of our users will want to upgrade in that time.

However, it’s important to note officially RollBack Rx Professional and Home versions 10.3, Drive Vaccine version 10.4, Drive Cloner Rx 5.1, and Reboot Restore Rx are not compatible with Windows 10.  A new update is needed for all our programs which we are planning to release as our next major upgrade to bring us up to RollBack Rx version 11, Drive Vaccine version 11, and with Drive Cloner Rx’s upgrade to be announced soon after those are complete.

Our developers, after looking into the Windows 10 Preview and anticipating the necessary changes to make RollBack Rx compatible, are predicting a six-month period after Windows 10’s release to have it up and running. Therefore the goal for us is to have our software fully functional with a redesigned GUI by January, 2016.

While we understand many of our users will want to use our software on Windows 10 as soon as possible, this timeline is necessary when dealing with a program such as ours as it functions not just on the Windows file level, but the sector level as well. This allows our programs to have tighter security and integral failsafes, but it also means a deeper overhaul when dealing with a new OS to ensure the quality of the product stays intact.

Until then our users should not install any of our instant recovery software such as RollBack Rx, Drive Vaccine, Drive Cloner Rx, or the Microsoft steadystate alternative Reboot Restore Rx on any Windows 10 machine. While internally initial tests have shown the OS to successfully allow an install, the subsequent use (i.e. taking/loading of snapshots, restoring the LGK in Drive Vaccine, etc.) has varied results.

If you do plan on upgrading to Windows 10 prior to the release of version 11, you must uninstall our software first.

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