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18 Oct 2012   #1

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Switch programs

Hello Please excuse the spelling error in the title.
I have been reading that Acronis TI is having driver trouble especially with Try and Decide.Acronis seems to be having trouble uninstalling too.

I am getting this from their forum.

Since moving to Win 7 I am unsure of Acronis although it did perform a restore for me. It is developing issues unlike Macrium which moves ahead free each year..

if I wanted to switch to Macrium Reflect, free, could I install Macrium and perform a backup and restore then remove Accronis if it worked. I would be using the same usb drive.

I ask before I complicate things with the backup hardware or drivers etc.

My last thought is to ask if I would be ok with Win 7 native backup and restore as all I do is an occasional backup with no schedules etc.
Thank you

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18 Oct 2012   #2

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Hi Seven2. You may use Macrium alongside Acronis or uninstall Acronis as you wish. Macrium will not be able to use the Acronis backups you have already made though. Win 7 native backup is OK but is not as flexible and reliable as Macrium. I use the belt and braces approach and use both.
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18 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit

I may perform a restore with Acronis back to June 2012 when the pc had less clutter than after updating Windows etc, perform a backup with Win 7 B+R and Macrium.
After removing all of Acronis I would have your belt and braces approach.
Thank you.
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18 Oct 2012   #4

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You are welcome seven2.
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