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Windows 7: Which version of Acronis?

03 Jan 2010   #21
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elmo2006 View Post
As for Acronis TIH 2010, stay well clear of this app, it completely 'trashed' my system. I had to re-image my system drive from a backup. I then tried another procedure to uninstall 2009 then load/install 2010, though, it did work, the backups took forever compared to Acronis TIH 2009!
i.e the same 500GB backup in Acronis 2009 took 3.5 hours to complete wheras Acronis 2010 listed the time to complete for the same size backup as 40,710 days!!!!!!!!!!!

To confirm, have a look at the Acronis Support Forums - a complete disaster - more like an 'epic fail'!

I currently run Acronis TIH 2009 and works as designed, no glitches it just does not support Dynamic disks, but that's fine with me!
Hmm. That sucks to hear that.... I was just about to download 2010 from their website.

So where can I get a 2009 copy? They only have 2010 on their website I think?


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03 Jan 2010   #22
ryan7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just went from the free TI 11 Western Digital to 2010.

I like 2010 because I find it much faster to restore an image. Takes about 6-8 minutes, where as 11WD took around 15-20 minutes.
I also no longer get that screen after restoring image that comes up "Windows has shut down incorrectly" or something like that.

I do not like all the other added features it has. I find it quite bloated. All I need is a program that creates and restores an system image (which is what 11WD did).
I find creating an image is more complicated compared to 11, perhaps because I'm use to it.
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03 Jan 2010   #23
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryan7 View Post
I just went from the free TI 11 Western Digital to 2010.

I like 2010 because I find it much faster to restore an image. Takes about 6-8 minutes, where as 11WD took around 15-20 minutes.
I also no longer get that screen after restoring image that comes up "Windows has shut down incorrectly" or something like that.

I do not like all the other added features it has. I find it quite bloated. All I need is a program that creates and restores an system image (which is what 11WD did).
I find creating an image is more complicated compared to 11, perhaps because I'm use to it.
I'm not looking to use this to back up my normal data, for that I use Second Copy.

So perhaps Acronis is a bit too bloated to use for just an OS image backup?

I think someone else mentioned a free .iso program that was good for OS backup... let me re-read this thread.
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03 Jan 2010   #24
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok so its between Macrium or Paragon - which one would you guys suggest over the other for OS .iso backup images?
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03 Jan 2010   #25
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Paragon is a good free alternative to ATI 2010, and highly recommended by many here.
I know little of it however myself.

I've had no issues with ATI 2010, as some have stated here . It just works. (at least for me)

For what you want to do, paragon may very well be the best choice. As it will do what your asking for, and its free.
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03 Jan 2010   #26
ryan7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've had an issue with the boot disk with Macrium on my Dad's computer. It just won't boot, and you need the boot cd/dvd in order to restore.
On my computer however, Macrium works quite well.
Best to try it out on your computer first to make sure all is ok.

I haven't truly tested Paragon yet.
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03 Jan 2010   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I had serious issues with ATI2010 - uninstalled it. Strangely, ATI 11 works ok.

Macrium and Paragon are both very good free apps. Try and see which you prefer.

Make sure the boot discs work for your pc - as with any imaging app.

Ryan - did you try burning another Macrium Rescue cd using the Advanced options>Compatibility Mode and see if it works on your Dad's pc ?

Quote:
If your PC refuses to boot with the rescue CD, then return to this wizard and click the 'Advanced' button. This allows you to create a special 'compatibility mode' disc which should allow even the most stubborn PC to boot with the rescue CD.
PARAGON:

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition

How to Create an Image with Paragon B&R 10

How to Restore Data with Paragon B&R 10


MACRIUM:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

How to create a disk image with Macrium Reflect

How to create the Macrium Linux rescue CD

How to recover your PC using the Linux rescue CD
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03 Jan 2010   #28
ryan7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

SIW, I did. I tried creating on his computer and on my computer and I tried every option a numerous amount of times.
He uses TI 2010 so it isn't a huge deal now.

It did work on mine and seemed like a very good program.
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03 Jan 2010   #29
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok guys thanks, I think I'm going to give Paragon a whirl...
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03 Jan 2010   #30
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok so I downloaded Paragon but I cant seem to register myself on their website to generate a key code?

I've tried 10 times, restarted my computer & everything & for some reason I cant get past this screen:

http://www.paragon-software.com/regi...ce%40gmail.com

Very frustrating.
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