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Windows 7: Do you really need another backup program (Acronis)

17 Dec 2009   #1
NealJ

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Do you really need another backup program (Acronis)

Since Win 7 has a backup program, is there any reason to use Acronis True Image?

I have an older version of True Image and can upgrade to True Image 2010 at the upgrade price, but is it really necessary to do that?


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17 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NealJ View Post
Since Win 7 has a backup program, is there any reason to use Acronis True Image?

I have an older version of True Image and can upgrade to True Image 2010 at the upgrade price, but is it really necessary to do that?

I would and did

Acronis is more flexible, can do folders, etc


Worth the money the first time yoou use it

Ken J+
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17 Dec 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depends upon what you want. The acronis program has more flexibility and functionality. I picked it up recently for $23.99 from Newegg and have really benefited from some of the extra functionality for that price.

The Try and Decide function is pretty slick. The non-stop backups for some could really be useful. For me, the biggest bang for the buck is the ability to restore the image to a computer with a smaller hard drive..which you cannot do with the built-in Windows tool. I just wish that it would handle my Linux partitions as well.
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The very simple answer to this question is .......

yes

and to the last,,,

maybe

It depends on what you need/want in a backup utility.
Acronis (while may produce problems for some) is pretty damn solid software.
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17 Dec 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Historically the Windows backup/recovery facilities did not do so well. Now there are first reports of trouble with the Win7 facility. I would opt in any case for Acronis (although I myself use Macrium and Norton Ghost).
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