Microsoft Windows 10 will hit the market in a couple of days, on the 29th of July. Just like many of you, I have accepted a free upgrade offer from the tray menu popup, since I am very much looking forward to this operating system after having spent the last months as a Windows insider testing its pre-release builds.
Are you as ready to upgrade as myself?
WAIT, install Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE first!
As with any upgrade there is a risk that things go wrong – so make sure you have a good rollback plan ready when the issues happens. And creating such a rollback plan is a breeze with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, which can protect your entire computer in a matter of a few clicks and in just a few minutes!
So if you haven’t done yet, make sure you download and install Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.0 now and get some backups ready. Also, remember to create the recovery media to be able to perform the entire computer recovery if the failed upgrade renders your computer unbootable. This recovery media will allow you to boot from the created USB stick (or other removable media) and perform a bare metal recovery in no time.
You may wonder if Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.0 compatible with Windows 10? No, it isn’t – but there is a simple workaround to make it continue to work after the OS upgrade (stay tuned for the corresponding support KB article). And moreover…
PS: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is already Windows 10 compliant, for more information visit blogpost: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE with Windows 10 support!
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.1 is to be released SOON!
Veeam has a track record of delivering support for the latest platform versions promptly and we don’t make an exception for Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE to support the latest client operating system. We had this new release in cooking for a while now – so on the 29th of July, our QC team will start doing a final round of stress testing against the final Windows 10 build, and after their GO we will be ready to provide you with the Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.1. Barring any unexpected issues, this should happen in early August!
Meanwhile, here is a small teaser from its latest build:
PROTECT YOURSELF against Automatic Updates
So, your Windows 10 upgrade went fine? Don’t be so quick disabling Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. Remember that Microsoft has announced that starting from Windows 10, updates will be downloaded and installed automatically. While Windows 10 Enterprise edition users will have the ability to postpone, most users simply have no option to opt out. In fact, your options will be limited to:
- Download, install and reboot automatically (when not in use)
- Download, install automatically and choose when to reboot
Not too much flexibility there, right? Is that a bad thing? In my opinion it is not, as now most devices out there will be up-to-date and more secure than ever before. In fact, I will be very happy to see that the devices of my family (which I need to maintain) are already patched before they come into my hands.
But as with all updates, there is always a risk that an update goes wrong and destroys data or render your computer unusable. Just like the recent Windows update that made thousands of computers unbootable even in Safe Mode due to a font cache bug.
So with Windows 10 updates becoming mandatory, Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.1 becomes a MUST HAVE on your device so you can use any of our recovery options depending on the type issues you encounter. And it’s really not just about Windows 10 – I will not even mention that latest Cryptolocker-type threats that has already impacted a few folks I know personally. Endpoint backup is really NOT optional these days. Better be safe than sorry, folks!
Windows 10 is near and just like many others, I am looking forward to this new version. However, it is best to be protected and have a backup ready when things go wrong with the upgrade – and for when mandatory updates will start coming.
So please, don’t wait to install Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. If you are not running it today, then download now and start protecting your computers to make sure that you can roll them back from any issue at all!
To learn more about Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE start with the recent blog series:
Ch.2 – Create recovery media