Official Windows 10 FlashBack: Build 703

Windows 10 Official Build

FLASHBACK BUILD 703

 

Dear FlashBack users,

2015 was a year of much refinement for FlashBack. With 2016, we start with a fresh new build and full Windows 10 compatibility along with  a plethora of optimizations and fixes.

We look forward to continue delivering a beter product in 2016 with many new exciting features on the horizon. The team has expanded and we’re hoping to announce some exciting news really soon.

For now, please download the latest version of FlashBack here:

 

DOWNLOAD BUILD 703

 

There aren’t many new features, but under the hood this build is an order of magnitutde superior to build 528. We recommend everyone upgrades.

IMPORTANT: Before replacing your current version, we recommend the following steps:

1. Uninstall FlashBack or AX64, restart

2. Install Build 703

3. If you’re having troubles uninstalling – consider using a 3rd party uninstaller like our friends at: geekuninstall.com 

 

 

Here are a list of some of the fixes and optimizations since Build 528:

  • Fix FlashBack Build 693, hourly backups not working
  • Fix Cannot uninstall AX64 Time Machine issue (see workaround below)
  • Fix Error when enabling Native restore; results in an error -99967
  • Make native (hot) restore default
  • Fix: Hidden partitions not backing up, and thus, bare metal restore not working.
  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Fix BSOD issue with Kaspersky
  • Fix native app compatibility with with Bouncer & Secureaplujs
  • Fix In some circumstances chain or bitmap is invalid and full backup runs instead of incremental
  • Feature: Automaticly search for the USB backup disk
  • Fix: If app is killed while backup in progress the source/destination config is lost
  • Fix: Bug: ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION on hot restore when SecureAPlus or Bouncer installed
  • Fix: Uninstall issue on systems with attached SD readers. Uninstall stuck on calling flashback /uninstall
  • Optimise: When changing drive letters check for the existing last file so only the drive letter changes and then a full backup is not required.
  • Fix on mounting: Drive letter is not assigned.
  • Fix: Backups are not seen within WinRE if the folder is not default (My Backups/AXTM)
  • Optimize: Don’t need to do a backup at the end of the wizard unless a full backup is required

New Beta, FlashBack Build 698

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NEW FLASHBACK BETA, BUILD 698

 

Dearest Users ,

We have released the second beta of FlashBack by Xeroweight.

We thank you very much for participating in the closed beta tests of AX64 Time Machine/FlashBack. It’s good to receive feedback, both the great and the average. Your continued testing and feedback is of immense help – thanks to you and your support debugging has been rapid and efficient. We hope with this continued momentum, we will be able to release a version of FlashBack that really ‘just works’.

To receive a download link for the latest private beta build, 698 please request one at:

INFO@AX64.COM 

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES:

Please uninstall any previous versions of AX64 Time Machine before installing FlashBack. Before testing the FlashBack beta, ensure you have a reliable backup of your system. As this is only a beta, it will be prone to bugs and issues.

If you encounter any abnormalities/bugs please collect logs and send them to: iurie@realcopy.com and info@ax64.com

To  save logs you can do the following:

1.      Right click on the Time Machine icon in the bottom right hand corner in the systray.
2.      Left click on ‘create logs’
3.      Save these logs and attach them to a mail, then send to iurie@realcopy.com and info@ax64.com.

Thanks again everyone for your continued support!

Thank you,

The FlashBack team

Notes: Build 698 contains the following bug fixes/optimizations

  • Fix FlashBack Build 693, hourly backups not working
  • Fix Cannot uninstall AX64 Time Machine issue (see workaround below)
  • Fix Error when enabling Native restore; results in an error -99967
  • Make native (hot) restore default
  • Fix: Hidden partitions not backing up, and thus, bare metal restore not working.

 

 

Request a download link by e-mailing: INFO@AX64.COM. 

 

Note to users encountering uninstall issue, please follow these instructions: 

1. Some users trying to uninstall FlashBack/Time Machine are blocked or it fails to uninstall part way, like the screen shot below. To solve this, follow onto step 2.

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Step 2. 

Run the new v698 installer. It can be obtained by e-mailing INFO@AX64.com and requesting a link. During its installation, the following message will appear, click OK. 

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Step 3

The following prompt will open. Click Yes. The PC will reboot.

3.

 

Step 4 

After PC reboot, please run the uninstall for the old version. It will work.

FlashBack Blog #1: System Restore VS FlashBack

What’s the difference between FlashBack and Windows System Restore (WSR)?

One of our most frequently asked questions from customers is:

“What’s the difference between FlashBack and Windows System Restore?”

The easiest way to answer this question is to look at each service respectively.

WINDOWS SYSTEM RESTORE HIGHLIHGTS

Very fast, quite convenient to use

  • Convenient to use, very fast
  • It is not a backup tool. It cannot protect the system from disk failures, cannot revert virus infections
  • Recovers only some system files and registry. All the rest of the data on the drive, including user files are not protected
  • Works in quite a unstable way. There are high chances that it won’t be able to recover the system back after a failure
  • Erases its snapshots in an unpredictable manner. For example, all snapshots may vanish after a defragmentation operation
  • No way to recover individual files or folders

FlashBack by Xeroweight highlights

  • Free of all above mentioned limitations of WSR
  • Is a full backup software protecting from all possible system failures.
  • Backs up all the information on the drive – both system files and user data. FlashBack uses disk imaging technology.
  • Restore speed is normally much higher (due to incremental restore technology), backup speed is slightly slower
  • Provides efficient method to browse and retrieve single files/folders from the backups (using our backup browser)

Verdict:

Considering that Windows System Restore is not a backup tool, and doesn’t protect the user files, it cannot be considered as a replacement for FlashBack.

GET FLASHBACK

Download FlashBack and protect your Windows PC from any disaster.

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New names, New Build

Dearest users,

We have some really exciting news for you all. Good news on all fronts!

  • A brand new name for AX64
  • A brand new name for TIME MACHINE.
  • Official beta release with full Win 10 compatibility

I. BRAND NEW NAME FOR AX64

As some of you may know, AX64 Time machine was due for a re-brand due to conflict with Apple’s existing backup software of the same name. Moreover, our trading name “AX64” was not the most user friendly or easy to remember.

AX64 has always been about delivering super simple and super fast backup and restore to Windows users. Lightweight, fast and super easy to use.

Henceforth, AX64 will now be known as:

 

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Going forward, our official domain will be Xeroweight.com. We will still maintain AX64.com, however in a short time it will simply redirect to Xeroweight.com.

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II. BRAND NEW NAME FOR TIME MACHINE

Renaming ‘Time Machine’ was a challenge. It was super simple, moreover, it aptly reflected the ability to travel between previous points in time.

Yet we set out for a new name. It had to convey:

  • Speed
  • Jumping backwards in time
  • Simplicity

Thus, the name was born:

 

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II. GET PRIVATE BETA OF FLASHBACK

We have released the first beta version of FLASHBACK by Xeroweight.

We thank everyone who has already participated in the closed beta tests of AX64 Time Machine. We’ve been receiving great feedback from all of you. Your continued testing and feedback is of immense help – thanks to you guys, debugging has been rapid and efficient. We hope with this continued momentum, we will be able to release a version of FLASHBACK (Formerly Time Machine) that really ‘just works’.

If you wish to try FLASHBACK BETA, pleaese mail us at info@ax64.com or info@xeroweight.com

 

Best regards,

Isso and the Flashback team

FLASHBACK (formerly Time machine)
xeroweight.com (formerly AX64.com)

Private Beta Build 637

Hi guys,

We’re pleased to announce a new beta. If you’re interested in testing please register your mail at the mailing list below:

Some major fixes included

#315: Feature: No need to initialize network in WinPE restore if restoring from local disk

#344: Can now change destinations without redoing the full backup

#422: Bug: Issues setting network folder location

#429: Bug: AXCMD has no progress of backup

#430: Bug: AXCMD creates a full backup when using the same path as GUI

#436: Bug: System dialog Browse For Folder doesn’t show mapped drives in Win 8

#437: Unable to restore from network share

#473: Bug: Systray options dont expire with app

#474: Bug: Application does not close during a shutdown process

#475: Bug: Application should stop shutdown during a backup

#500: Bug: Left click system tray icon should open app – same as dblClick

#502: Bug: Remove the line from the backup window as per picture

#531: Feature: Add restart checkbox in the restore wizard

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AX64 Time Machine Public Beta Release Build 624

Dear users,

We are very pleased to make this new beta release of Time Machine. A notable new feature is the fast file search function in the backup browser. You can now search for your individual files quickly and restore them from within the backup browser, the function can be found in the top right hand corner.

The new release can be downloaded from here.

 

Installation instructions:

  • Before installing, please uninstall any version of ax64 you have.
  • After uninstallation, please install the new beta,
  • Restart. 

As this is a beta please use at your own risk and remember to backup your system before testing!

 

 

This is Build 624 and includes a tremendous amount of fixes and improvements:

Bug: Backup of Volume is not working after format
Bug: Merge Error C0FFFFF code 0
Feature: Provide an export feature that will export the backup to VHD
Feature: search function in backup browser
Bug: Applications dont flush to disk during VSS
Bug: Unable to backup error “C100000A code 0”
Bug: No Bare Metal restore or backup of EFI volumes
Bug: Have no source volumes
Bug: Numerious restore failures
Bug: Backup fails midway (Frozen)
Bug: Next volumes failed to process: volume D: Cannot enumerate images
Bug: Merge error Recovery partition
Bug: Cannot save backup C1000000 Code 6
Bug: Deleted a volume and recreated to then did an incremental. Should be full.
Bug: Unable to restore a GPT volume over an MBR
Feature: Allow users to restore to smaller volumes
Bug: Cannot save backup parameters
Bug: It seems there is a bug when changing between images fast. The app crashes
Bug: MSR Partition – Merge Error C0FFFFF code 0
Bug: Mount issues on some systems related to disk signature and group policy
Bug: When bitmap is invalid and warm restore started a message box is shown, after it is closed an empty restore window remains
Bug: TMcmd.exe /cmd=list Not Working
Bug: Merge error code c1000104 code 87
Bug on Restore: Error = 0xC1000000 WinError = 0x6, bSimpleRestore=TRUE
Bug: Fix Memory and Handle leaks, heap corruption resulting in occasional app crashing
Bug: Cannot enumerate the images – related to case of “My Backups” folder
Bug: Bitmap invalid issue
Bug: Not responding/Crash app when search within backup images
Bug: Same volume is processed
Bug: error 0xc00000023 after random backup stop
BUG: Fast Restore from WinPE does Full Restore
Bug: MBR Bare Metal Restore will not work if Boot partition is the same as system volume
Bug: [Ticket #900] received merge error after windows unexpected shutdown
Bug: Issue Backup stuck on preparing for 4 minutes
Bug: Backup/Merge/Restore operations hung
Bug: Shutdown or Restart while merge/backup can corrupt backups
Bug: Disk errors are not handled correctly. Please show explicitly that the disk contains bad sector
Bug: Restore failed error: -99968

Known issues to fixed:

Bug: The volume descriptions do not match while restore
Bug: Not all volumes are always being backed up
Bug: Issues setting network folder location
Bug: AXCMD has no progress of backup
Bug: Make AX64 backup to volume GUID and not drive letter
Bug: Remove the line from the backup window as per picture
Bug: Multi-partition restore doesn’t work
Random Bug: Crash on UI thread

The beta will expire in 10 weeks.

You can download the beta here.

Thanks!

For all bug reporting and feedback, please send your logs and information to: info@ax64.com

To save logs, right click on systray (time machine icon) and click on create logs.

Have a great weekend,

Wajamus and the AX64 Team

Beta Release! Includes revamped Hot Restore

Dear users,

We are very pleased to make this new beta release of Time Machine, which is our largest leap technologically since the first release of our software.

The team is extremely pleased that Hot Restore is back as the default option and now working far more reliably. We have also improved support for the basics including GPT volumes, bare metal restores and restoring to different sized volumes including smaller and larger.

The following major issues are fixed including slow backup speeds, “Cannot save backup” and “Next volume failed to process” errors and various merge issues.

We are also introducing more then 2TB support, export a bootable backup so that it can be booted in Microsoft Hyper-V or VMWare Player and the Bulgarian language support.

 

Note: We recommend starting a new chain of backups with this build to make use of the enhanced features such as bare metal support, restoring to different sized disks and ability to export and be compatible with VMWARE. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

The new release can be downloaded from here.

This release also contains the following optimisations, fixes and features:

  • Fix Next volumes failed to process: volume D: Cannot enumerate images
  • Bug: Clients report that the application is running slow
  • Bug: Cannot save backup C1000000 Code 6
  • Change text “Network” to “Internet”
  • Bug: Language graphics issues
  • Bare Metal restore for backup of EFI volumes
  • Feature: Customize Manual Backup Window
  • Bug: Unable to restore a GPT volume over an MBR
  • Feature: Allow users to restore to smaller volumes
  • Bug: Hot restore fails to restore and freezes

This beta has an expiration date, which is 1 Feb.

Best regards,

Wajamus

AX Team