Compare and Contrast: Rollback Rx Pro vs. FirstDefense ISR
FD-ISR and Windows 7 ( 1 2 3 4)
XP Mode is that it's just a Virtual Machine like VMWare Workstation. Therefore a seperate running OS.
FD ISR will install with no added tweaks needed just like a real machine with XP installed.
Well done. You do need to download that little boot fixer file, but that should be it.
Only works with Windows 7 Ultimate,Enterprise and Professional:
|How are you using FirstDefense-ISR?|
|High Availability/Disaster Recovery||65||71.43%|
|Optimized Build for Gaming||15||16.48%|
|Optimized Build for CAD, Video Editing, etc.||7||7.69%|
|Multiple Builds for Multiple Users||8||8.79%|
|Multiple Builds for Multiple OS's||10||10.99%|
|Other (please post)||7||7.69%|
Combine FDISR with Image for DOS/Windows and even a caveman can be trusted with your computer.
I am using it for High Availability/Recovery and in combination with Image for Windows/DOS the two make me feel invulnerable.
I hear a lot of people in this forum talking about Acronis. Personally I have no experience with their software, have not even seen a screenshot. However, I have have a bad experience with the latest Ghost product. To the best of my knowledge Ghost and Acronis have one thing in common. They both operate within windows and try to take a still shot of a moving image. I like Image for Windows/DOS because you can take an image from within DOS and this allows you to get a still shot and in my opinion a more reliable image. Is it safe a idiot proof?
With FD there is never any need to reinstall XP
just keep a freshly installed XP snapshot somewhere.
There are even instructions at the Raxco website on how to do a clean install of XP on an already "polluted" system.
Which FirstDefense-ISR you are using?
FirstDefense-ISR PC RESCUE or FirstDefense-ISR ?
There is a huge difference between both.
If you are using FDISR PC RESCUE and you want to boot in the Rescue Snapshot
1. Click on "Actions"
2. Click on "Boot to Rescue Area" and you will boot in the Rescue Snapshot
Press the F1-key during reboot in the Pre-boot screen.
FDISR PC RESCUE has only two snapshots Active and Rescue.
The Active is your work snapshot for daily use.
The Rescue is for saving the Active, if the Active is in trouble.
The icon in the system tray will tell you in which snapshot you are.
These are the manuals of FDISR PC RESCUE
In FirstDefense PC Rescue you don't have archives, you only have two snapshots : Active and Rescue.
You have to keep your Rescue healthy and malware-free with your security softwares. Each time when your Active is in trouble, you can save it with your Rescue by using the F1 key (Pre-boot) and copy/update from Rescue to Active.
In a normal situation you copy/update from Active to Rescue to keep your Rescue up-to-date every day, but run your scanners first.
You can also test new softwares in Active, if you want to get rid of them, boot to Rescue and copy/update from Rescue to Active and boot back in Active and the tested softwares will be gone completely as nothing happened.
Read also about "anchoring", you can reduce the size of your Active and Rescue this way.
I hope this helps.
PS: the terminated FirstDefense-ISR was more complicated, but FDISR PC Rescue is quite simple and very practical once you understand how it works.
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