Windows 10: Rollback RX and Win 10
Rollback RX and Win 10
I've always used an imaging program once or twice a month but recently I added the free version of Rollback RX to a couple of Win 10 systems to see how well it works in practice and how reliable it is as a backup system. I have been astounded by the results, as it does indeed create new snapshots in a few seconds and can revert a system to a previous snapshot in very little more than the time required to reboot. OK, you must uninstall it first if for any reason you want to start the computer from ouitside of Windows, such as from a Macrium Reflect bootable rescue disk or a Linux distro for example, but the advantages of using snapshots are such that this is acceptable, to me anyway. However I have yet to see what happens when we get a new Win 10 version, which will happen from time to time. Has anyone here any direct experience of this?
Thanks. I would rather expect it be more or less along those lines - you have to do that if you forget and restore a disk image before uninstalling Rollback. As you wouldn't usually want to revert to a snapshot taken before a version change - you would reimage instead, and as Rollback is so quick and easy to uninstall and reinstall, this isn't a big deal, not for reasonably experienced users anyway.
What I am finding is that I'm using snapshots a lot, far more than I have used reimaging up to now, simply because it is so incredibly fast, easy and reliable to do so. But I shall of course continue with my monthly images as Rollback only complements imaging, it doesn't replace it, and of course the next big update might behave differently.
Also you'll have realised that disk imaging protects you should your drive fail or your PC become unbootable.
Another benefit of disk images is they can be used with a Laplink product to transfer programs to a new PC or a clean installation on the same PC - not inexpensive, but cheaper and faster than using Laplink's products alone. I've found that very effective - 96% or so- for over 300 installed programs, + personalisation, which would take a long time manually.
I'm an imaging devotee, but Rollback probably means I'll never actually need to use it unless I get a disk failure, and with SSDs these are almost unknown these days.
I need to look into what you have said about Laplink - sounds as if it can do what up to now I've considered undoable.
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