RollbackRx Home or Macrium Reflect Free

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #11

    TV2 said:
    On Macrium's website in product comparisons it looks like Macrium Reflect Free is a limited version of Macrium Reflex Home (paid).
    Yes, it is limited, but only by the licence key. It uses exactly the same executable files. When I bought Home the new key was the only thing needed to enable the Premium features in the Free edition I already had installed. The name at the top changed from 'Macrium Reflect - Free Edition' to 'Macrium Reflect - Home Edition'.
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  2. TV2's Avatar
    TV2
    Posts : 1,771
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #12

    Thanks for that clarification Bree.
    Also: does anyone using the Free Edition know if you can create Rescue Media from it? That is not clear on their website.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    TV2 said:
    Thanks for that clarification Bree.
    Also: does anyone using the Free Edition know if you can create Rescue Media from it?


    Yes, it does - as a usb, iso, CD, DVD or added to the boot menu.

    That is not clear on their website.

    Click on the 'Restore non-booting systems' link in that comparison table for clarification.
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  4. pparks1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    I'm also a user of Macrium Reflect Free. In the past, I had a paid for version of Acronis, then a paid for version of Paragon Backup and Restore Home.

    For my latest builds, I have just gone with Macrium Reflect free. I've had no problems with it. I've been considering purchasing the Home Edition 4 pack. Just waiting for a good sale to save myself a little bit of $.
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  5. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #15

    Bree said:
    There is in fact no such thing as a separate 'free' version of Macrium, only a free licence key. The installed software determines if if is 'free' or 'paid for' from the key that it has. You can upgrade from free just by buying it and changing the key. As such, it gets all the same software updates as it would if you had paid for it.

    Purchasing Macrium does let you post on their forum though, 'free' users can read but not post there.
    True enough however its easy to download the Trial Version which is not the free version so I always recommend that Free version unless they plan to purchase a key after finding out how well this program works.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #16

    The Trial version is the same package too, just with another different key. The only difference between the free installer and the trial on is the key it installs. At the end of the 30 days it will prompt you to buy, but if you don't it will revert to the Free version. Likewise, the Free will offer to upgrade to Trial if you attempt to use a Premium feature. All of the above is done by the software changing its installed key.
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