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Windows 7: Acronis Snap Deploy

14 Jun 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
Acronis Snap Deploy

Since I'm preparing for a new build of my rig, using different hardware than now, I know that usually requires doing a clean install of the OS (which I'm dreading). I came across this program by Acronis:

Universal Deploy - a simple way for you to deploy new systems with different hardware

Which if it really does what it claims, would allow me to create an image of my current installation, and use it on the new build, installing drivers, etc. afterward.

Since I'm not terribly adventurous, I'm wondering if anyone has actually used this program before, and how successful it was, and how easy to use?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Snap Deploy is similar to Acronis TrueImage although it hasn't been updated for a while to compatibility with Windows 7.
If you still wan to use it, you can use the Recovery Disk Wizard to create a bootable CD which can be used to create .tib images or deploy images (Standalone mode). Its very easy to use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I just checked the system requirement on SD 3:

Acronis Snap Deploy :: System Requirements

And it says that W7 is compatible, but it is suffixed with SP1, so it probably wouldn't work for me, since I have not applied the SP.

EDIT: Actually, there is an update in the works, because the reason that I became aware of it, is because Acronis sent me an invitation to test SD 4. Unfortunately, the installation failed. Not sure that it would work, but in their forum, it was suggested that the reason for the failure was because of other Acronis products being installed. In my case TI 2010 and DDS 11. I'm not anxious to uninstall these only to test the program, but I may since my current installation isn't going to be of any use much longer. However, it is not clear whether the universal add-on would work with SD4 or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jun 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I finally got it to install, but now I'm still trying to figure out how to use it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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