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Windows 7: Acronis® True Image Home 2009


30 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Acronis® True Image Home 2009

Can this program backup the C drive for windows 7 (64 bit)? I called them and they said when Windows 7 comes out they will have the update for the backup. Someone here said that they are using this program to backup Windows 7 now. Does anyone know about this?

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30 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golden039 View Post
Can this program backup the C drive for windows 7 (64 bit)? I called them and they said when Windows 7 comes out they will have the update for the backup. Someone here said that they are using this
Golden

Im using it on 32 bit win 7 since the beta. Not any problems.

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any particular reason that you want to use the Acronis product for making a backup image of your C drive, when the "system image" function built into Windows backup on Windows 7 is available with the OS??? I've used it many times already and it works great.

If you aren't familiar with it, check it out. Just go into backup tool and the ability to make a "system image" will be listed. It can make it to DVD or a USB hard drive. Then to restore, you just boot with Windows 7 disc, say "repair", point it at your system image and it puts it all right back.
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30 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

pparks1

I actually use three. win 7 backup, acronis, and ghost. golden asked abt acronis and I just verified that it worked. Im sure if he asked abt Acronis he had a reason for not wanting to use win 7 built in backup. I could be wrong.

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think lots of people don't realize that the system image utility is now free in all versions of Windows 7. With Vista, you had to be using Ultimate, Professional or Enterprise to run that function. I too was out looking for an option as well before I realized what was provided free of charge would do exactly what I needed.

That's why I asked him and suggested trying the other..if it's an option.
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30 Jul 2009   #6

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

I've read that many have used Acronis successfully ..
But it refuses to recover in my computer .. With my disc configuration .. (Long Story)

I'm going to wait on the final Version of Windows 7 .. And the Acronis update.

Cloning works OK .. but recovering from a backup Image is a NoGo.
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30 Jul 2009   #7

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golden039 View Post
Can this program backup the C drive for windows 7 (64 bit)? I called them and they said when Windows 7 comes out they will have the update for the backup. Someone here said that they are using this program to backup Windows 7 now. Does anyone know about this?
What you can do is install acronis recovery cd only (you can chose during install) -> after install make an acronis recovery cd.

Now do you backups and restore from booting the cd.
The boot version is actually a special linux distro and it doesn't care if your OS is 64 or 32 bits.

And during boot no win files are locked so best chance of good backup/restore.

Good luck.
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30 Jul 2009   #8

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Since MS now provides the backup function for free, Acronis will sue them in the EU and they will be forced to offer a variety of 3rd party backup tools?
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30 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
For those who don't know

I posted a post called Backup a day or two ago explaining the problems with the backup within Windows 7. I do however have "Acronis True Image 11" and it won't hurt to try it but will buy the 2009 in october if it doesn't work. Acronis is a great backup and I trust it a lot more than Windows built in backup. Windows 7 has a great speech program which I won't buy a 3rd party if I want to dictate to my computer.
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30 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golden039 View Post
I posted a post called Backup a day or two ago explaining the problems with the backup within Windows 7. I do however have "Acronis True Image 11" and it won't hurt to try it but will buy the 2009 in october if it doesn't work. Acronis is a great backup and I trust it a lot more than Windows built in backup. Windows 7 has a great speech program which I won't buy a 3rd party if I want to dictate to my computer.
I just posted again in that other thread. I'm going to test this in a bit and see what happens. I'm pretty darn sure that I was able to backup my Hidden Recovery partition and the C drive onto the D drive...which was just a partition on the single hard drive installed onto my machine. I got a warning saying "hey buddy, this isn't the best way to do this", but I'm pretty sure it worked.

Edit: Well I just tried what I think we are discussing and it worked fine for me. I posted my steps and some screenshots in your other thread here: Backup
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