Tell your backup software, win Macrium Reflect Home license! Solved

View Poll Results: What backup / imaging software you use?

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  • Acronis

    9 11.11%
  • Aomei

    9 11.11%
  • EaseUS

    7 8.64%
  • Norton

    0 0%
  • Macrium

    54 66.67%
  • Paragon

    2 2.47%
  • SyncToy

    2 2.47%
  • Windows Backup

    6 7.41%
  • Something else

    10 12.35%
  • None

    3 3.70%
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  1. Kari's Avatar
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       03 Sep 2016 #131

    Note   Note
    TF Saturday Live Chat Part 2 starting in 10 minutes. Live meeting already online for you to check the connection, join from this link following on screen instructions: Join TF Saturday Live Chat - Part 2

    See first post of the TF Live Chat thread for further instructions to join the chat. Remember that our chats are completely anonymous if you so prefer, just pick a screenname and join :)

    The Macrium Home winners are drawn half an hour after the start, at 20:30 (8:30 PM) UTC time
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Kari's Avatar
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       03 Sep 2016 #132

    information   Information
    OK geeks, the raffle / draw was done (and captured in video) in a geeky way, using a PowerShell script which first counted down from 30 seconds, then selected a random number between 1 and 49 (both numbers included).

    The script used for draw:

    Function Start-Countdown 
            [Int32]$Seconds = 30,
            [string]$Message = ""
        ForEach ($Count in (1..$Seconds))
        {   Write-Progress -Id 1 -Activity $Message -Status "$($Seconds - $Count) seconds to go" -PercentComplete (($Count / $Seconds) * 100)
            Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
        Write-Progress -Id 1 -Activity $Message -Status "Completed" -PercentComplete 100 -Completed
    Start-Countdown -Seconds 30 -Message "Shuffling the deck, announcing the winner in a few seconds..."
    $Winner = Get-Random -Minimum 1 -Maximum 49
    Write-Host ""
    Write-Host "The winner of Macrium Home license is ticket number"$Winner
    Write-Host ""

    The script was run two times to pick two winning ticket numbers as seen in this screenshot:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Comparing those two ticket numbers to list of eligible participants (see end of first post), we can now announce the winners:

    Congratulations both! Please PM me your first and last name and email address.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    03 Sep 2016 #133

    Congrats to the winners.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    03 Sep 2016 #134

    I am Green. Congrats!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    03 Sep 2016 #135

    Congratulations @DavidY and @Mark Hufnagel
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    03 Sep 2016 #136

    Congratulations to DavidY and Mark Hufnagel for Winning !!!!!! :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    03 Sep 2016 #137

    Congratulations to DavidY and Mark Hufnagel
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. Kari's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       03 Sep 2016 #138

    Raw unedited extract from TF Saturday Live Chat, the Macrium Reflect Home raffle a few hours ago:

    warning   Warning
    My really loud, powered by single malt hard Scandinavian accent is known to cause psychological and emotional trauma. In case of emergency consult your local bartender.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 15,398
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       05 Sep 2016 #139

    Note   Note

    I am still waiting one of our two winners to PM me name and email address needed for you winners to get your licenses. They will be available to you through Macrium Online Shop as pre-filled shopping basket containing a Home Edition license with a 100% discount applied. For this the real name and email address are needed.

    Both winners have been informed through this thread and a visitor message from me. Both winners have been online several times after these notifications and have most certainly seen the notifications, yet one of the winners has not contacted me.

    As the "head judge" for this raffle I have decided to wait until 18:00 (6 PM) UTC on Thursday 8th of September (7 PM BST, 12 PM EDT, 9 AM PDT). If I have not heard from the missing winner until that moment, a new winner for the second license will be drawn in live broadcast 15 minutes later at 18:15 (6:15 PM) UTC, link to that possible re-draw will be posted here in this thread.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    05 Sep 2016 #140

    simrick said: View Post
    Congratulations @DavidY and @Mark Hufnagel
    awesome! thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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