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Windows 7: Acronis Home Image

19 Jul 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 
Acronis Home Image

I have ordered the Windows 7 upgrade disc from Amazon and look forward to the upgrade.

My question, would it be advisable to buy Acronis Home Image, to have a back up of my documents and Vista 64 bit, OS in the event of a problem when I do a clean install? Without the back up, in the event of a problem, with the clean install, are there any built in safeguards so all will not be lost?

Will I be able to use the Acronis, that I purchase now for Vista, be supported with Windows 7?

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19 Jul 2009   #2

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

My Acronis True Image Home is working fine in Windows 7.
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19 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I have ordered the Windows 7 upgrade disc from Amazon and look forward to the upgrade.

My question, would it be advisable to buy Acronis Home Image, to have a back up of my documents and Vista 64 bit, OS in the event of a problem when I do a clean install? Without the back up, in the event of a problem, with the clean install, are there any built in safeguards so all will not be lost?

Will I be able to use the Acronis, that I purchase now for Vista, be supported with Windows 7?
Rich

Acronis works fine, as does Norton ghost. I personally would rather use a 3rd party app instead of win 7 built in.

Hope this helps

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #4

 

Using True Image Home 2009 here on Windows 7 64bit, no problems. There is no official support for Windows 7 at this time but should be in time.
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20 Jul 2009   #5

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I have been using Acronis True Image (ATI) Home v11 and have done NUMEROUS image backups/restores of my XP Pro 32 bit , Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 7232 x64 bit. (I tend to do destructive testing.... NOT advised if you do not have 2 or more HDDs with image backups).

It works fine.

I do not recommend using ATI for resizing partitions. I had problems with it and wound up restoring my system images on one HDD (Using ATI!) from my backups on another HDD. I think ATI has problems with certain mult-boot configurations with or without hidden parttions.

I also don't recommend using Windows Disk Manager to re-size or shrink partitions. It could not do it either, though it did not corrupt the MBR. It seems the MFT gets in the way on a "shrink".

I use GParted to do my partition re-sizing/moving. Once that was done I used Windows disk mangement for creating/formating and nameing, etc.

GParted -- Welcome

P.S. If you only have a single HDD with 1 partition I suggest you use Gparted to create a second partition and do not use the ATI "Secure Zone" option in which ATI creates a second partition.
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20 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
I have been using Acronis True Image (ATI) Home v11 and have done NUMEROUS image backups/restores of my XP Pro 32 bit , Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 7232 x64 bit. (I tend to do destructive testing.... NOT advised if you do not have 2 or more HDDs with image backups).

It works fine.

I do not recommend using ATI for resizing partitions. I had problems with it and wound up restoring my system images on one HDD (Using ATI!) from my backups on another HDD. I think ATI has problems with certain mult-boot configurations with or without hidden parttions.

I also don't recommend using Windows Disk Manager to re-size or shrink partitions. It could not do it either, though it did not corrupt the MBR. It seems the MFT gets in the way on a "shrink".

I use GParted to do my partition re-sizing/moving. Once that was done I used Windows disk mangement for creating/formating and nameing, etc.

GParted -- Welcome

P.S. If you only have a single HDD with 1 partition I suggest you use Gparted to create a second partition and do not use the ATI "Secure Zone" option in which ATI creates a second partition.
Thanks! GParted helped me too! Why I did not hear about it before?
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23 Jul 2009   #7

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Cartman View Post
Thanks! GParted helped me too! Why I did not hear about it before?
Because GParted has a nasty history of corrupting Vista OS partitions as a side-effect of resizing; thus, the general advice on the Ubuntu forums is NOT to use GParted unless you have a Vista DVD to use to run Startup Repair.
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23 Jul 2009   #8

window 7
 
 

thinks that u think can create problem, i think no problem will create
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23 Jul 2009   #9

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I'm having problems recovering from a Windows 7 Acronis Image.
Acronis is not supporting Windows 7 at this time.
It's also about time for Acronis to come out with a new version.

So .. I'm going to wait till they catch up.
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23 Jul 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

I find the Paragon and Macrium products work great on 7 x64.

Paragon do a free express version - but it is extremely basic.

Macrium do a free version that is excellent - the most efficient and fastest in the industry.

You can get it from here :

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download


NOTE: With all imaging apps - if you create/restore an o/s partition while booted into 7 - you may get permission problems with the restored o/s. You may not even be able to get to the Desktop.

Create/restore the images from within another o/s. Or use the boot disc to restore the image, as opposed to restoring it from the 7gui.

I have no idea if MS are aware of this major problem - let's hope they fixed it in the RTM.
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