Windows 8 Backup and Restore Solution Presented by Handy Backup

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[DAILYHOSTNEWS], April 24, 2012 – Novosoft, an acclaimed developer of data protection
software solutions for Windows and Linux, reported the first round of tests for Windows 8 compatibility with the Handy Backup software to be successfully run. All major Windows backup options, like Windows 8 disk imaging or backup to the cloud, are claimed to be fully delivered by Handy Backup for the OS edition available for pre-release usage presently. Upcoming tests were also announced, oriented toward Windows 8 enterprise network backup and distributed control.

“Bringing the most of Windows backup has always been essential for us, here at Handy Backup. The software now is oriented toward multiple platforms and mixed-OS networks, but still, Windows compatibility is of major importance. So, as soon as the Windows 8 beta version has got available for download, we hurried to test the common data protection functionality by Handy Backup for the new OS. Here come the results: all the basic backup features work pretty smooth. The next step? Centralized data protection management for Windows 8 networks is what we are testing right this moment. Stay in touch,” said Alexander Prichalov, the head of Novosoft Development Department.

Vital Windows 8 compatibility tests were run for Handy Backup, the certified Windows 7 backup software. The tested options included:

  1. Installation;
  2. Backup to local Disk;
  3. Backup via Handy Backup cloud;
  4. Backup of a system partition to local storage (disk imaging);
  5. Restore from a local disk to another local disk;
  6. Synchronization of a local and network drive;
  7. Software registration;
  8. Uninstallation.

The tests were run for the abridged pre-release Windows 8 version available for trial usage, with a limited number of features included.

The results of tests pointed out that all basic Windows backup options are stable for the new OS version. Specifically thorough tests were run for Windows 8 disk imaging and backup from and to external drives, as the feature of Windows 8 working from USB flash drive has been announced.

More Windows 8 backup tests were announced by Novosoft. The company reports to be presently testing the novel functionality for distributing one computer functionality over a network. The framework has been previously implemented in the Network Server software edition for backing a network from a single machine. Now the approach is extended beyond backup to other aspects of data protection.

The functionality distribution is claimed to be expected for covering Windows RT tablets, being a multi-platform and multi-device highly compatible technology.

The fully functional version of Windows 8 is reported to get available this October.

The current version of Handy Backup 7.1.3.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is a family of backup software products for data protection of Windows PCs, servers, mixed OS networks, and Android mobile devices. The software prices range from $0 for Handy Backup for Android, the mobile app, to $599 for Handy Backup Network Server, the mixed OS remote backup tool. The current version is 7.1.3. For more information, feel welcome to visit the official Handy Backup brand page, Handy Backup on Google+, Facebook, and @Handy_Backup channel on Twitter.

About Novosoft

Established in 1992, Novosoft LLC specializes in system software development and IT consultancy. The company product line includes programs for fast data backup, ERM, and other apps. Among partners and clients there are universities (Stanford, Ohio, and more), large companies (Motorola, Siemens, and others), and numerous companies of all sizes and individuals who trust their data backup to Novosoft. Besides industry leadership, the company is known for educational activities. For more information, please visit


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