Windows 10: Should I settle on Acronis True Image (paid version) or Macrium?

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11

    I'm late and you've made the right decision. +1 for Macrium (I was an Acronis user).
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #12

    Ditto: +8 for Macrium (the number of PCs I have right now, and the number of PCs running Macrium).

    --Ed--
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 64bit Build 16299.19
       4 Weeks Ago #13

    I had paid versions of Acronis 2014 & 2015. It's a total PITA, difficult to control, and prone to interfering with life, such as running backups when you're trying to shut down a laptop when you're becoming late for travel, meetings etc. Their user support is difficult, and complaints about the product are usually met with a "you do not understand" response.
    I use Macrium paid, fantastic product.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.309
       4 Weeks Ago #14

    I think you find at least 80% of the macruim users here were ex-acronis !
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #15

    Guilty as charged, in fact.
    --Ed--
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       4 Weeks Ago #16

    lbeck said: View Post
    That settles it. I'll uninstall Acronis and install Macrium free.

    Thanks for your helpful comments.
    Hi,
    Never tried the other one but reflect free is good
    Here's tutorial mentioned
    I always liked this video too
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Tutorials

    Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       4 Weeks Ago #17

    lbeck said: View Post
    That settles it. I'll uninstall Acronis and install Macrium free.

    Thanks for your helpful comments.
    It was the Acronis uninstallation I had most problems with. Their poorly engineered uninstaller left various crap behind including low level disk drivers / filters which were very hard to remove.
    Last edited by Steve C; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:12.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #18

    You can get your monies worth for quite awhile if you made an ATI 2018 boot USB and/or DVD just before all your ATI2018 troubles began. I too have MR7 pay-for (the 4-computer-pack), Image for Window/.BootIt Bare Metal (5-computer pack), and Acronis True Image 2016 nonCloud. I have USB and DVD boots for all three, and can use any one or more for any particular backup session.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64
       3 Weeks Ago #19

    I use a scheduled job in Macrium Reflect Free to image my system every day. Easy to configure, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Create the Rescue Media with a wizard that builds the WinPE environment for you on a USB stick. Now you are ready for anything. Set and forget!

    You can also mount a Macrium image in the Windows explorer to recover individual folders/files, so a separate backup job for folders/files is not really required.

    I have used Norton Ghost, Acronis, Windows 7 Image, and this is the best so far.

    My 2nd choice would be the Windows 7 image utility, but is a totally manual process. I still run it occasionally to have a backup that is accessible directly in Windows without any 3rd party software. Windows 7 Image is still supported in Win 8 and 10. These image files (.vhdx) can also be mounted and browsed to recover files without a full restore.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #20

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Guilty as charged, in fact.
    --Ed--
    Hi there

    @EdTittel

    can I plead "The 5th" on that one -- also Guilty as charged m'Lud'. !!!!!

    Getting rid of acronis was the best backup solution for windows I've ever done !!!! = Acronis used to be brilliant but times (and applications) move on !!!

    Never a problem with Free macrium for Windows Imaging -- for data backups though on NAS I use GRSYNC (Linux GUI version of RSYNC).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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