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

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  1.    17 Mar 2018 #11

    I'm late and you've made the right decision. +1 for Macrium (I was an Acronis user).
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  2.    17 Mar 2018 #12

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

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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       17 Mar 2018 #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 1803 17134.137
       17 Mar 2018 #14

    I think you find at least 80% of the macruim users here were ex-acronis !
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  5.    17 Mar 2018 #15

    Guilty as charged, in fact.
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       17 Mar 2018 #16

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

    Thanks for your helpful comments.
    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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  7.    17 Mar 2018 #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; 18 Mar 2018 at 09:12.
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  8.    17 Mar 2018 #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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  9. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64
       25 Mar 2018 #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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  10.    25 Mar 2018 #20

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


    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).

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