Important Updates
Posted by Samuel Smith on 07 Nov 2014

Hello Horizon DataSys fans!

In the past two months there have been a few Windows updates mostly on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 machines that ended up having adverse effects on RollBack Rx, Drive Vaccine, and Reboot Restore Rx.

Starting today, a new thread in our Community Forum (found here) will be dedicated to providing a list of general updates (mostly pertaining to Windows updates) and their compatibility with our software.

The next major Windows update patch is scheduled for Tuesday, November

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RollBack Rx, Drive Vaccine, Reboot Restore Rx updates
Posted by Samuel Smith on 06 Nov 2014

Good afternoon all!

As of today (Nov. 6, 2014) a minor upgrade for RollBack Rx, Drive Vaccine and Reboot Restore Rx have been released.

With the new releases these issues have been addressed.

RollBack Rx:

  • Fixed issue where laptop powers down due to low battery life and RollBack Rx did not have enough time to save the snapshot index to disk
  • Added a file filter driver to check changes to the EFI file in the unprotected system reserve partition
  • Added a check of the Master Boot Record (MBR)

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Hello there folks,

Have you ever hesitated right before clicking a download link? Or how about just before you installed something you had that twinge of doubt that maybe, just maybe, that thing your installing is unsafe?

If you have, then most likely you'll be interested in this. Using RollBack Rx for data retention is great, but with a few tweaks the software can be optimized for testing out new programs, or providing a safety net when you decide to visit some potentially

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There and Back Again: A Horizon DataSys Tale
Posted by Samuel Smith on 07 Oct 2014

Phew! We made it!

After 10 days of traveling around Austin, TX and Orlando, FL the Horizon DataSys team is happy to be safely back in beautiful Vancouver, B.C.  That's right - the team was out and about attending two massive tech conferences which brought in some of the best of the best at both SpiceWorld 2014 and EduCause 2014.

There were some interesting people at SpiceWorld.

It was our first time attending a SpiceWorld conference, but wow, what a show. For those who may not know, SpiceWorld is an annual conference hosted by SpiceWorks,

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Microsoft fixes faulty Windows updates
Posted by Samuel Smith on 28 Aug 2014

In mid-August Microsoft released several faulty updates for the Windows operating system that resulted in many users getting the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), particularly Windows 7 64-bit users.

As of August 27 the company has apparently fixed the issue and is now re-releasing the updates (edited of course to not shut down PC's).

For those who were affected, Microsoft is now encouraging those users to download the

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WARNING: August Windows updates crashing many PC's
Posted by Samuel Smith on 19 Aug 2014


This is a warning to all users running Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8/8.1. The latest round of Windows updates released by Microsoft in August are causing several machines to receive the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).

Microsoft has since withdrawn these patches from their update:  KB2982791, KB2970228, KB2975719 and KB2975331.

The tech giant has also released a troubleshooting article on how to recover from this

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