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Windows 7: True Image 2011 vs True Image 2010

14 Dec 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
True Image 2011 vs True Image 2010

I'm wondering exactly what improvements and changes have been made that might make it worthwhile to upgrade. I don't much care about cosmetic changes, only in those that actually make the program work better.

I took a look at the Acronis website, but didn't find a change log, only literature to promote sales. Is it actually worth the cost to upgrade?

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14 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I haven't used it in several years.

But I know a guy who resells it. According to his web site, here is what is new. I have no idea if this is accurate or if it's worth it to upgrade. This info may be the same stuff you are seeing in Acronis literature.

You can look here for more info:

Backup and Restore or Clone Your Entire Computer with Acronis True Image

New Features in Acronis True Image 2011

* New! Full Windows 7 Integration. Optimizations for Windows 7 enable seamless integration into your Windows control panel so you can back up Windows libraries with little effort.
* New! USB 3.0 support
* New! Predefined Backup Schemes
* New! Check Points for Acronis Backup Explorer
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14 Dec 2010   #3

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

Thanks, it doesn't appear to be much different from 2010. As far as the integration into the Control Panel, I can't see any advantage over opening the program directly. I don't have USB 3.0, so that isn't a factor for now. I don't think that the last two items would interest me either. I seem to have a knack for buying an Acronis product just before it is updated. I bought 2010 only 15 days prior to the date that would make me eligible for a free upgrade, and I bought TI 10 only days before TI 11 was released. I think that they must use me as a deciding factor as when to release their products.
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14 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

Frankly, you wont find anything you didnt find with 2010. I actually find 2011 to be a little harder to use, as they have renamed a few things, and just generally moved stuff around. There is very little difference, in fact the only real (non cosmetic) difference I can find is the Control Panel integration, and the fact that when you go to "Previous Versions" under the Properties menu on Files, it also lists previous versions that Acronis has backed up.
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14 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I agree with sevredsolo's summary.

Shortly after it was released I tried the trial, sine I didn't qualify for a free upgrade. I came to the same conclusions.

Still using 2010 and its worked wonderfully for me.

I would say if you qualify for the free upgarde, may as well. If you need to pay, probably not worth it if you already have 2010.
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14 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I own 2010, and didn't bother paying money to move to 2011.
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14 Dec 2010   #7

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

It appears that I shall be waiting for TI 2012, or whatever is next to consider upgrading. Thanks all.

EDIT: Just in case someone from Acronis wants to know how to get more money from me, besides adding some new feature that I haven't thought of, they could improve what they have, like making Try And Decide work a lot faster than it does, or they could improve their help files considerably, so that I could find the answers to all of my questions there, instead of groping around the Internet. They should forget about any cosmetic changes, unless they are actually necessary for making the program work better. I am not one of those that feels that a change in name is worth paying for.
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14 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Maybe I'm unlucky, but TI 2010 was giving me BSOD's due to the 'snapman.sys' driver. That was after I installed Windows 7 x64 about a year ago.

I finally bit the bullet a couple of months ago and bought 2011; since then, no more BSOD's.

I think Acronis should give its 'old' customers a better break on price for the upgrades.

To be honest, I don't like the new interface as well.
And I had to recover a partition the other day- I couldn't find it at all with the installed program and had to use the Boot Disc I had created.
I still had a hard time finding the image I wanted.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think this new interface is as intuitive as the last ones were.

That's my sad story...
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14 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think this new interface is as intuitive as the last ones were.
Thats exactly what Im saying. They have changed the GUI for no reason at all just made it more complicaated, and added no useful new features. To me, it just seems like its "yeah, well we have to update so lets just make a small change and throw it out there."

Personally, I had that problem with finding images with 2010 as well, for some reason it doesn't think to look in the default backup directory (why, I have no idea) so you have to manually browse to them.
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