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Elden Fenison

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.


-=Elden=-
http://www.moondog.org
 
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Jan Alter

Elden Fenison said:
A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.


-=Elden=-
http://www.moondog.org
Hi,

I've been using TrueImage Home 2010 with Win7 since January to back up
the OS with no problems. Since then Acronis came out with a PlusPack add on
that will allow one to make rescue media and restore a system image of the
computer to a completely different computer with different hardware.
Everything gets carried over, all apps, preferences. I've done it myself
from one computer to the next. Warning though, one will have to reactivate
Win 7 with M$.
 
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Parko

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.


-=Elden=-
http://www.moondog.org
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fix your sig first. Second: Acronis works fine with Win7. Check the brand
of your hard drive, you may be able to get it free ie: Acronis True Image
Western Digital Edition




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Bigguy

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.


-=Elden=-
http://www.moondog.org
Windows 7 (all versions?) comes complete with a very good backup /
restore program.

I used it to install a larger hard drive in my laptop and it worked as
well as Acronis.

guy
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.
I've used the free version of Macrium Reflect both on WinXP and on Win7.
It seems to work fine and has provision for creating a Rescue boot CD
(Linux-based for Win7, but Linux or Windows PE for WinXP).

The paid version (< US$50) adds additional features.

Perce
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

I've used the free version of Macrium Reflect both on WinXP and on Win7.
It seems to work fine and has provision for creating a Rescue boot CD
(Linux-based for Win7, but Linux or Windows PE for WinXP).
Sorry! It's Bart PE that doesn't work with Win7.
 
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Al Dykes

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.
TI2010 works fine for me on a Windows 7(64 bit) system. Backup is to
an external USB ntfs disk.
 
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XS11E

Elden Fenison said:
A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came
highly recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
There is nothing better, there is, however, cheaper solutions.
I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume
that Acronis has fixed those by now.
The only issue is that it requires version 10 or later to work with
Windows 7.
 
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Tony Harding

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.
IIRC, I've been using ATI since 2006 and I've been quite satisfied with
it including Win 7 Pro (64-bit) the last 6 months. Make sure you use
Acronis True Image 2010 for Win 7, don't know if you'll have problems
from earlier versions. FWIW, I went from Win XP to Win 7.

Tony H.
 
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Tony Harding

TI2010 works fine for me on a Windows 7(64 bit) system. Backup is to
an external USB ntfs disk.
I create images varying between an internal and an external SATA HDD.
Both are quick.
 
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John McGaw

A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
Acronis has fixed those by now.


-=Elden=-
http://www.moondog.org
I've been having good luck with Macrium Reflect on W7. It is available in a
64-bit version and is free. It allows you to create a recovery CD (a
stripped-down Linux image) to recover backed-up data to a bare drive. Did I
mention that it was free?

Not that there is anything wrong with Acronis except that it is definitely
far from free.
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

I've been having good luck with Macrium Reflect on W7. It is available
in a 64-bit version and is free. It allows you to create a recovery CD
(a stripped-down Linux image) to recover backed-up data to a bare drive.
Did I mention that it was free?

Not that there is anything wrong with Acronis except that it is
definitely far from free.
As I mentioned up-thread, I have had success with the free version of
Reflect, but I do see the advantage of the $40 version; e.g., ability to
do incremental and differential backups instead of only full backups.
Also the paid version allows the creation of a Windows PE boot CD
instead of the Linux one -- and perhaps with better hardware support;
e.g., the Linux one cannot access my network, probably because it
doesn't include a driver for this on-board networking. You get tech
support for your $40 too.

I don't recall the price of Acronis.

Perce
 
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Elden Fenison

On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]
I don't recall the price of Acronis.
Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
 
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SC Tom

Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]
I don't recall the price of Acronis.
Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital drives,
and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive. It's a
basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental imaging. I
boot from the created CD and create my images on an external WD drive, and
have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it, and once because
the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to restore the image
to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had ever happened. If I
ever decide to go with incremental backups, or scheduling capabilities, I
will definitely purchase the full version of ATI. And you can upgrade for
only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
 
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Don

Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]
I don't recall the price of Acronis.
Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
Good choice!

I have been using Acronis True Image 2010 for some time now with Windows 7
64 bit.
They did have an issue early on with Vista/Win7 where the program would lock
up on occasion. They were able to determine the root cause, a fix was
issued, and now the later builds include the fix.

I image all my partitions once a week, and it can be a life saver.
First you have your image you can just restore if necessary, plus you can
explore individual folders and files and just copy and paste over any that
you might need. I really like having that option, and have certainly used
it in the past.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

SC said:
Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]
I don't recall the price of Acronis.
Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able
to restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing
had ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
version.
 
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Helroy

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
SC said:
Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]

I don't recall the price of Acronis.

Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had
ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
version.
Hi,
If you have Western Digital Hard drive:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/acronis/um.asp
hth

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Helroy

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
SC said:
Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]

I don't recall the price of Acronis.

Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had
ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
version.


119For Western Digital:

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=

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Hëlröy

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(" )_(" )
=====
 
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SC Tom

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
SC said:
Elden Fenison said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]

I don't recall the price of Acronis.

Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.
For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had
ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
version.
--
Crash

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down."
~ Robert Frost ~
You have to either an external or internal drive made by one of the three
companies that supply the free editions:

WD version of ATI:
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

Seagate/Maxtor Disc Wizard by ATI:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Seagate doesn't come right out and say it's ATI Free like WD does, but I
installed it and ran it on my S.O.'s PC since she has Maxtor drives in
hers, and it worked just fine. I've used the WD version on both Windows 7
and XP machines, but have only used Disc Wizard on an XP one.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

SC said:
Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
SC said:
On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

[snip]

I don't recall the price of Acronis.

Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll
probably just upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about
troubles are unfounded.

I appreciate the responses.

-- -=Elden=- http://www.moondog.org

For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for
Western-Digital drives, and have had no problem restoring an
image of a Windows 7 drive. It's a basic version of Acronis 2009
without scheduling or incremental imaging. I boot from the
created CD and create my images on an external WD drive, and have
restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it, and once
because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like
nothing had ever happened. If I ever decide to go with
incremental backups, or scheduling capabilities, I will
definitely purchase the full version of ATI. And you can upgrade
for only $29.99 from here:
https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1
Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free
trial version. -- Crash

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down."
~ Robert Frost ~
You have to either an external or internal drive made by one of the
three companies that supply the free editions:

WD version of ATI:
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en


Seagate/Maxtor Disc Wizard by ATI:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD



Seagate doesn't come right out and say it's ATI Free like WD does,
but I installed it and ran it on my S.O.'s PC since she has Maxtor
drives in hers, and it worked just fine. I've used the WD version on
both Windows 7 and XP machines, but have only used Disc Wizard on an
XP one.
Are these really brand specific? I have an internal WD drive and an
external Seagate drive. Which should I use to backup my internal WD
drive to me external Seagate drive?
 

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