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Windows 7: Acronis True Image Home 2011 - DON'T BUY IT

17 Mar 2013   #1

Win7Pro 64bit
Acronis True Image Home 2011 - DON'T BUY IT

I am at the edge of my control trying not to write crazy %*&^%^%$ expletives here. This product is not up to 2013 standards. This product does NOT take into account basic user-friendly dilalogues that NEED to be there for home users. You have to be a systems engineer to use this product. I AM, and I STILL AM PULLING MY HAIR OUT trying to get it to do the most simple tasks. I'm just copying files here. Why in the world would it crash this OS after a backup is made? I'm just copying files, making backups partition by partition onto separate external media.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 BROKE this RAID 0 array. Now when the Win 7 Pro OS is booting it displays the message "Disk #0 is not a RAID disk" . WTF???? I backed up two separate partitions, on two different external drives, partition 1 (system), and partition 2 (data), and it BROKE my RAID 0 array. I had Win7 installed WITHOUT the hidden boot partition - IT WAS ALL ON PARTITION 1. AND IT STILL F__KED UP!!! This product cannot even successfully image a system partition without a critical "NTLDR MISSING" error when you try to reboot the PC.

CAN YOU IMAGINE????? I'm trying to make my client's life easier by backing up their PC's and then they DON'T REBOOT after the backup process??!!!!!!

Horrible!! This product is labeled HOME, not "FOR IT PROS ONLY".

I haven't even got into the craziness the 2013 version caused me in another scenario where I was trying to backup a laptop with the hidden Win7 Dell partition and could not boot from the C drive I backed up. That was my fault - lack of understanding of how Win7 hides the boot partition. But a little warning would have been nice.

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17 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You don't like it then?!

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17 Mar 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Haven't they got a 2012 or even 2013 ?

There's no point in mincing about the bush - say what you mean.
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17 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

Looks to me like it is your failure for using a 2 year out of date product on a system more advanced than the software was designed for. I use Macrium free and have never had any problems. When using back up software it pays to be current and support the system.
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18 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I tend to want to give the OP a little break here. Acronis are in the paid imaging market apart from the "free" utilities they provide to WD & Seagate. I would expect a 2011 imaging product to work well with Winows 7 in 2013. Windows 8 maybe a different story.

But then say:
"I'm trying to make my client's life easier by backing up their PC's"
If you want to sell your services then you need to be on top of things.
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18 Mar 2013   #6

Win7Pro 64bit
Acronis 2011 and RAID 0

Ok- a little history. 2011 was the purchased version back when they were on Win XP Pro. When I upgraded them to Win 7 Pro, Acronis kindly let me re- download the orig. version for use w/ the new OS.
2011 supposedly supports RAID 0, and Acronis support did not caution me when the upgrade was explained.

But just imagine, for a second, how ludicrous... The product I am utilizing for disaster recovery caused the disaster. I mean c'mon.
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18 Mar 2013   #7

Win7Pro 64bit

At this point I reverted to a non-RAID scenario and am attempting to restore. I thought I fixed the RAID array - it was showing up normally as the PC boots, but it still failed with the dreaded "Disk read failure" error. If I have to re-install Win7 just to be able to restore from a full partition backup - that's weird right? All the necc. files should already be there. As I stated before, in disk management there was only 1 OS partition marked boot, primary, etc. No hidden Win 7 sys partition on this PC.
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18 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 10 64 bit

I have used Acronis for at least 4 or 5 years. But, I recently dumped them for Macrium after Acronis failed me trying to restore from a backup.

I don't know what is different between 2011 and 2012 or 2013 but that is an old version. BTW, only the 2013 version will work (install) on Win 8.
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18 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

$.02. I always stay with the newest version of software. Not a 3 year old version to image a 6months old OS.

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18 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits

Hey Guys, don't blame the software if you try to boot a win 7 image with an win xp loader.

Quote "NTLDR MISSING" from op message.

That will never work, win 7 loader probably on another drive.

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