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  1.    26 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 7 64 Bit

    acronis true image 2013 HELP!


    Hello, I'm in need of some help?

    I currently have acronis true image 2013 installed on my pc and friends. We both have the F11 feature turned on, but my question is their any other way to boot acronis true image without using the F11 feature? Do you think i would be able to boot acronis true image through the bios?


    Anything answers would help me.


    Thank you
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 237
    win 10

    I may be missing something here but can't you boot form a rescue disk?
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #3

    Hi there

    Not the answer to OP's question - but perhaps a look at Macrium is worth it these days -- the FREE edition probably has enough features - even the PAY version is cheap enough.

    Many people on these boards use Macrium Reflect and the overwhelming feeling seems to be highly reliable and well worth it -- and you can boot from DVD / USB or even an alternative boot partition.

    I gave up on Acronis a long time ago - about 2011 I think.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    26 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703

    what is F11 feature?
    Just run ATI in windows, make a recovery on dvd or USB flash and boot from that.
    Read the manual or go to the Acronis forum if that's still not clear.
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  5.    26 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,451
    windows 10

    With acronis you can create a hidden partition like OEM recovery it's accessed by f11 on boot which loads acronis and lets you restore. The only other way is to create a bootable acronis DVD from within the program you can't access it from BIOS as such
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  6.    26 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703

    Thanks for explaining about F11. It is a dreadful idea to have an image in a local partition. Unless perhaps it's on a 2nd drive. In all my years of using Acronis I wouldn't use it. Your harddrive fails and all that local imaging is gone. The only way to boot is , as you said, from a DVD or (what I use) is from a bootable USB flash.
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  7.    26 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,490
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by 91fw View Post
    It is a dreadful idea to have an image in a local partition.
    No, it's a great idea - all my PCs keep a current image on a second partition, convenient for a quick restore with no need for any other device except the PC itself. I have one laptop I use for support purposes with 3 different images 1607, 1511 and W7. It's a matter of 5 minutes work to switch from one OS to another.

    What's a very bad idea indeed is to rely on that as your only backup. Those same system images are also stored on my external 1TB HDD.
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  8.    26 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    I have used Acronis for years. An F11 option appears on the black screen before the mfr splash screen and the boot circle and gives you, maybe 10 sec, to decide to let the OS boot normally or hit the F11 key which will take you to the Acronis Recovery panel in safe mode where you can choose to restore an image, recover files or cancel and allow normal boot. I agree, keeping the image on the same disk is not as good as using an ext drive. But, the short of it is, F11 enabled thru Acronis is simply a hot key you can hit before normal Windows boot.
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  9.    26 Jan 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703

    Ah! I get it. I won't use that hidden partition, but I think it actually might be quite useful for a flawed driver installation - quick recovery, likely quicker than having to load the full ATI from a bootable media. BTW in ATI v9 boot job was tiny, whereas the recent one (2015-2016) is a full complete big ATI. And a lousy log.
    Thanks guys for opening my brain a little.
    I still prefer my boot from USB and image and restore on externals.
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  10.    26 Jan 2017 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 575
    Win10 & Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeygod13 View Post
    Hello, I'm in need of some help?

    I currently have acronis true image 2013 installed on my pc and friends. We both have the F11 feature turned on, but my question is their any other way to boot acronis true image without using the F11 feature? Do you think i would be able to boot acronis true image through the bios?


    Anything answers would help me.


    Thank you
    Hi hockeygod13, according to the Acronis support forum the 2013 version is not compatible with Win10 only 2014 and 2015 are.

    FYI, I've been a devoted Acronis user since before the 2009 version but I've finally thrown in the towel and moved to Macrium Reflect. Too many instances of Acronis 2015 being slow to connect to or completely unable to connect to my NAS, especially from the USB Rescue Drive. Acronis database can easily become corrupted requiring a reinstall and often something as simply as deleting an old backup will crash the program. On ocassions shutting down will be delayed by Arconis running in the background. Definitely give Macrium a Free a try, I think you'll like it.
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