Acronis True Image Alternatives

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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there.

    Version 6 IMO has REGRESSED since V5. The latest V6 the Stand alone bootable version now uses a cludge of WINPE which is initially built from the drivers existing on the machine you created it from -- could be a bit problematical if copying an image to a new machine wit say a different network card and you need the image stored on a remote machine.

    The older versions used to have a Linux based OS (like acronis) --very fast boot and loads of generic drivers so it would nearly always find remote machines etc.

    Another problem with the WINPE interface - it goes Bonkers if you have storage spaces on your machine.

    So Macrium "I'm outta here".

    At least I did test it - and I'd suggest they bring back the Linux based stand alone version like they used to have in V5.


    I have never had any issue using the winpe version on any other pc.

    The linux version was far more difficult in terms of driver support and compatibility.
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    Windows 7

    DeaconFrost said:
    That's the part I'm confused about. Why would I want to install it on a computer that is right out of the box with the OEM image? How would the installed software pull down and restore an image on a drive that needs to be wiped clean?
    Installing the imaging program is for making images. For the recovery part you will still need the recovery CD. But if you prefer, you can also make images with the recovery CD. But that is less practical.
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  3. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro

    @DeaconFrost - Your intended ultimate use of this could lie (for Macrium Reflect) more in the type of Licensing described here:

    FWIW (and with Jimbo's recent comments jogging my memory), Image for Windows/Linux/DOS (Terabyte Unimited) is also a high reliability imaging software but with even more options insofar as multi-platform and bare metal/deployment type activity -
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    Windows 10 Home

    topgundcp said:
    Beware of Acronis "Leftovers" Issues - Wilders Security Forums
    Acronis True Image 2012. Hopefully, since then, Acronis has fixed the problem. I never had any problemsater with Acronis TI.
    However, I realize that does not one iota take anything away from those who did and those who do have problems with ATI.
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