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Windows 7: User Accounts, passwords and security of personal files

19 Jan 2016   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clairvaux View Post
You're welcome, Snookie.

Don't let a bad experience with Acronis keep you off imaging software. Acronis used to be the gold standard, then, at some point, they blew it. Forum threads filled up with horror stories. I myself used Acronis at the time, and got caught up in the mess. I switched to Macrium and haven't looked back since, and now they are the gold standard.

In all fairness, Acronis might have pulled up its act since ; these things come and go. I don't know, because I didn't feel the need to investigate.

Edit : if you've had Acronis installed on that system, be very sure you uninstalled it thoroughly. This beast used to be almost impossible to uninstall. Ideally, a Windows reinstall in-between would be safest.
I tried extremely hard last Autumn, may days, to use Acronis to make a bootable backup of my System but that function was not offered when running the software despite showing how to use it in the manual. It also failed to work properly - hanging, and a crucial dialogue box not responding. Acronis's tech help ignored my request for help, replying in generalities. As all I wanted to do was to make the bootable backup, I bought Casper 8 which is much simpler and works. I also found it difficult both to get rid of the Acronis software, and Acronis' pestered me when the demo was expiring. A bad experience.

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