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Acronis True Image 2010 £17.98 @ V3

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6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
In addition to the award-winning features that protect your PC after just one click and enable fast recovery from viruses, unstable software downloads and failed hard drives, the new Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides continuous data protection, a powerful new flexible scheduler and online storage service. The new product also supports virtual hard disks and it is compatible with Windows 7!

Amazon.co.uk - £27.41
Play.co.uk - £39.99

You download the software and also receive a CD containing the software and licence key.
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#1
Great bit of software. Very handy way to back up your OS hard drive, or to move to a SSD set up.
#2
This is one of the most appalling bits of software I have ever encountered. Installed on almost new and clean pc. It completely destroyed my data base, pc refused to restart and was totally unstable until I did a complete XP reinstall. Much data lost. If you want further evidence of problems there are forums reporting all sorts of problems.

Furthermore, Acronis offer no support for this product and will only advise you upgrade to a more recent product. Quite dreadful!
#3
only one way to solve this......fight
#4
I user version 8 and have to say it's the dogs swinging things never failed me to restore a corrupt os tried this version and the images it creates are a lot bigger which is not of great benefit that said great bit of software and wouldn't be without criky18 I do feel your pain but it gets a :thumbsup: up from me
#5
woot, top deal, best image software on the planet, especially to backup images over network.
SUper price, but more importantly, the software is fantastic.


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banned#6
Avoid this bug ridden junk and stick with the 2009 version. At least that one works!

Nothing worse than having backups which are unreliable when you come to need them.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B002NGO1KO/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_pop_hist_all?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&qid=1270535715&sr=8-1
#7
csiman
Avoid this bug ridden junk and stick with the 2009 version. At least that one works!

Nothing worse than having backups which are unreliable when you come to need them.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B002NGO1KO/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_pop_hist_all?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&qid=1270535715&sr=8-1


+1

I purchased this, it wouldn't work with windows 7 so I returned it for a full refund. The last update for this was in November 2009 even though it is full of bugs. Try the demo before wasting £17.98

Edit: I've just checked and they released an update on the 1st of April - says it all really.
#8
Zaxxan;8297014
I purchased this, it wouldn't work with windows 7 so I returned it for a full refund. The last update for this was in November 2009 even though it is full of bugs. Try the demo before wasting £17.98

Edit: I've just checked and they released an update on the 1st of April - says it all really.


Works with mine flawlessly!

I only reinstalled a Win 7 image with it about 3 weeks ago.

Updates... there has been an update recently... build 7046

Previously only ever used Ghost, but having lost data and systems before, and now HD spae is so cheap, I take no risk - now I use both!

This is handy as it has the try before you buy option (which I should use more, but often forget), so I end up reinstalling image quite often!- I tend to reinstall every couple of months or so, as windows starts to get messy, or if I get a problem - it gets a lot of hammer and a lot of trial software installed. Don't bother wasting time fixing quirky problems, it is less hassle just to set it back to where it was!

Ghost is good, this is a bit quicker generally, and little to chose between them.
banned#9
nihcaj;8298211
Works with mine flawlessly!

I only reinstalled a Win 7 image with it about 3 weeks ago.

Updates... there has been an update recently... build 7046

Previously only ever used Ghost, but having lost data and systems before, and now HD spae is so cheap, I take no risk - now I use both!

This is handy as it has the try before you buy option (which I should use more, but often forget), so I end up reinstalling image quite often!- I tend to reinstall every couple of months or so, as windows starts to get messy, or if I get a problem - it gets a lot of hammer and a lot of trial software installed. Don't bother wasting time fixing quirky problems, it is less hassle just to set it back to where it was!

Ghost is good, this is a bit quicker generally, and little to chose between them.

fair enough it worked for you but I tried it on 2 different pcs and both full restore images and data images failed when testing even though they verified fine (XP / win7).

been using it for years so went back to 2009 version as I just dont trust it tbh :thumbsup:
#10
nihcaj
Works with mine flawlessly!

I only reinstalled a Win 7 image with it about 3 weeks ago.

Updates... there has been an update recently... build 7046

Previously only ever used Ghost, but having lost data and systems before, and now HD spae is so cheap, I take no risk - now I use both!

This is handy as it has the try before you buy option (which I should use more, but often forget), so I end up reinstalling image quite often!- I tend to reinstall every couple of months or so, as windows starts to get messy, or if I get a problem - it gets a lot of hammer and a lot of trial software installed. Don't bother wasting time fixing quirky problems, it is less hassle just to set it back to where it was!

Ghost is good, this is a bit quicker generally, and little to chose between them.


Unfortunately due to the nature of the product it needs to be 100% reliable and work on every PC. Every image I made failed to restore. I also had a problem where if I closed the application it would not restart because it had not closed one of the processes correctly - this is a common issue and is mentioned many times on the Acronis forums. I'm currently using macrium refect which is free and so far I have had no problems.
#11
I have used software like this before to reimage my C drive. I had activated Windows before makling the backup image. After reimaging the C drive it worked fine for a while, but the Product ID for Windows in the System Properties was blank, and then later a message appeared saying "This copy of Windows is not genuine." It refused to Activate online or accept a product key, so I couldn't download updates or install programs, which meant I had to reinstall windows from scratch. Does someone know what went wrong? I think my version of Windows 7 is OEM, but I was reimaging the same hard drive and using the same motherboard. On this occasion I was using the free imaging software called Macrium, which has good reviews.
#12
Zaxxan;8298754
Unfortunately due to the nature of the product it needs to be 100% reliable and work on every PC


That's a dream, not reality for ANYTHING.
#13
james4809;8299014
I have used software like this before to reimage my C drive. I had activated Windows before makling the backup image. After reimaging the C drive it worked fine for a while, but the Product ID for Windows in the System Properties was blank, and then later a message appeared saying "This copy of Windows is not genuine." It refused to Activate online or accept a product key, so I couldn't download updates or install programs, which meant I had to reinstall windows from scratch. Does someone know what went wrong? I think my version of Windows 7 is OEM, but I was reimaging the same hard drive and using the same motherboard. On this occasion I was using the free imaging software called Macrium, which has good reviews.


My Win 7 is OEM too.
Not had the problem in 7, or Vista on more than one machine either.with ANY image type backing up software, including Macrium, which I gave a brief re-run of a trial after a discussion on this forum some short time ago!

Whatever you use, you might find it wise to back up the small (100Mb) partition that Windows 7 makes too. That may have been the source of error, as the boot information lies on this partition I believe.
#14
nihcaj
Whatever you use, you might find it wise to back up the small (100Mb) partition that Windows 7 makes too. That may have been the source of error, as the boot information lies on this partition I believe.


Thanks. Which partition should you restore first (OS or boot), or doesn't it matter?
#15
In fairness i misread the topic, i thought it said v13 , the earlier versions didnt work with windows 7, or should i say, had a bug once you had restored.

now granted, it left the system unbootable, but was easily fixed by running the windows 7 disc and hit the repair option, which quickly fixed the MBR fault (its all to do with windows 7`s 100 meg system partition).


v13 is flawless, and to say its a big ridden piece of junk is a bit over kill, its one of the best pieces of system backup software on the market, and lets face it, how many of us have lost entire hardrives down to shitmantecs norton ghost not like likeing something simple, like say a sata hard drive.............


but hey ho.
#16
james4809;8299206
Thanks. Which partition should you restore first (OS or boot), or doesn't it matter?


Never thought about it... not that you need to boot it inbetween anway, it's all one process!
#17
nihcaj
That's a dream, not reality for ANYTHING.


I know, but I have tried this version on 3 different PC's and it failed on all three. I have used Acronis True Image since version 7 and had very few problems. When using a product like this the user has to have confidence that it will perform as required. Acronis have a very bad reputation for leaving products unfinished and bug ridden and then moving on to a new version, they then bombard the customer with emails saying and good the new product is. Visit the Acronis forums and you will see that there are many dissatisfied customers. You have been lucky (so far) so enjoy the product, but I recommend that you create another image with alternative software - just in case.

CaptainDexter, I have just noticed that this is your first post, sorry to be so negative but this software is really bad, I actually posted a deal for this software when it was £17.97 @ amazon. I then updated the deal stating how bad it was and expired it because it really is so bad.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/591000/acronis-true-image-home-2010-backup

Don't be put off because this deal has been voted cold, your next deal will do better I'm sure.
1 Like #18
Zaxxan

CaptainDexter, I have just noticed that this is your first post, sorry to be so negative but this software is really bad, I actually posted a deal for this software when it was £17.97 @ amazon. I then updated the deal stating how bad it was and expired it because it really is so bad.

Don't be put off because this deal has been voted cold, your next deal will do better I'm sure.


No problem Zaxxan, I was aware of the mixed reviews before posting the deal, I just hadn't seen it at that price for some time so thought it may be useful if people missed out before.
#19
After reading this post, I updated to version 3 for nothing! :-D BTW using Win7 x64 :w00t: lets see what happens. :p Thanks OP :thumbsup:
banned#20
thecheekymonkey;8299298
In fairness i misread the topic, i thought it said v13 , the earlier versions didnt work with windows 7, or should i say, had a bug once you had restored.

now granted, it left the system unbootable, but was easily fixed by running the windows 7 disc and hit the repair option, which quickly fixed the MBR fault (its all to do with windows 7`s 100 meg system partition).


v13 is flawless, and to say its a big ridden piece of junk is a bit over kill, its one of the best pieces of system backup software on the market, and lets face it, how many of us have lost entire hardrives down to shitmantecs norton ghost not like likeing something simple, like say a sata hard drive.............


but hey ho.

what are you on about? We are talking about 2010 version (not v13) which has proved itself to fail many times for many people. To me, this is the epitome of bug-ridden junk software :whistling:

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