RollBackRX as a replacement for GoBack (?)

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  1. celer

    celer Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have been using now GoBack 3 and 4 with Windows 98 and XP for quite some time and was always happy with the program. But now after upgrading to Vista 32 Symantec support replyed to my request about an update for Vista that there would be no new version of GoBack at all.
    Because of this I was searching for an alternative roll-back program. Until now I have been looking at some programs like RestoreIT (which doesn`t support Vista) or First Defense (which I can`t use because of my german language version of windows). RollBack RX so far seemes to be the best choice for me as RollBack RX 8 with Vista support will be released soon and because the program needs few disk space.

    At this point I would be interested about your opinions about / experiences with RollBack RX. As I would mainly need the program to try out Shareware / Demos and to recover my OS from system crashes I wanted to know how good the program really is. An "100% clean uninstaller" sounds good but does the program really fully restore all files, INIs and the entire Registry? GoBack was able to do so and this feature would be most important for me as I always want an clean computer.
    Does RollBack RX keep it`s marketing promises (so far I have not found any tests of the program in computer magazines) or do you know another (better) alternative?

    Greetings
    celer
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    rollbackrx is a fine program.
    it creates the first snapshot in about 3 seconds the ones after that take less time
    the professional version is the one you will want to trial.
    you create a snapshot name it then if anything happens to your pc .e.g malware you can press the home key before windows loads and load that snapshot and have a perfectly working system again.
    you can set it to create a snapshot every hour if you wish.
    lodore
     
  3. Seer

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    Hello.

    A fine software indeed. At least it seems so. I have no respective knowledge of MBR-FAT changing restorers, but I've been using RollbackRX Pro 7.2.1 (current?) on my test box laptop for over a month already, and it has performed flawlesly so far. I find it very useful in testing software, if you install something, there is no need to uninstall, just restore to previous snapshot. In seconds. It is so very fast, and the snapshots are really tiny in comparison to similar apps. Also, the resource usage is very fair, I'm seeing 3 instances in task mgr, alltogether less than 7 megs. Of course you can go back and forth through snapshots, and I have noticed no lags on system startup regardless of the number of snapshots. So I can say nothing bad about Rollback, but if celer wants to use it as a primary solution against disasters, I would suggest reading the following thread:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=163234

    also, use the search option for rollback on this fine forums, this sw has been discussed pretty thoroughly in comparison to other alternatives. Glad if I've been of any help. Regards

    The Seer
     
  4. celer

    celer Registered Member

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    @lodore & The Seer
    Hi,
    thank you very much for your help and your feedback!
    I think I will definitivly give RollBack RX a try as soon as the new version for Vista will be released and then post my experiences in here.

    Greetings
    celer
     
  5. Seer

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    You're welcome celer.
    I wish you a good luck with testing.:thumb: Yes, please do post your experiences with Rollback 8 & Vista, Vista experiences are very welcome these days. Make a new thread. See ya...
     
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  6. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    Can anyone compare and contrast:

    Rollback RX

    Acronis True Image

    RestoreIT (by Farstone)

    I am looking into disater recovery software and thes 3 are at the top of my list.
     
  7. Seer

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    Hey ejr,

    Depends on a disasater you want to recover from. I would suggest you start a new thread, as Acronis TI does a different kind of protection which is not discussed in ths thread. Hint: you may also want to add FD-ISR to your list.

    Chers m8. :)
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    waiting "a few weeks" for the vista rollbackrx then going back to that for sure.
     
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