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Acronis True Image Home 2011: PC Backup and Recovery Plus (PC)

by Acronis Inc.
Windows XP / Vista / 7
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Disk Imaging: Back up the entire system,recovering your operating system and applications without reinstalling
  • Incremental and differential backup performs full backups or capture changes only and save disk space
  • File Backup: Back up individual files, folders or file categories
  • Boot and restore a system after a failure by selecting the F11 key
  • Create a backup strategy of the system and implement it with just on click
  • Try&Decide: risk-free testing of new software or websites with potentially dangerous content
  • Secure Zone: Secure partition that allows you to store a disk backup on your system drive
  • Image Encryption: Uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): 128, 192 and 256-bit encryption
  • Restore your PC to dissimilar hardware regardless of make, model, installed components or a virtual machine
  • Create a virtual disk (.vhd file) for use in Windows 7 environment.
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 15 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,447 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Based on Acronis' patented disk imaging and bare metal restore technologies, Acronis True Image Home 2011 Plus provides home users with reliable backup and disaster recovery of systems, applications, settings and personal files while adding features users can employ to carry out advanced functions. From an intuitive graphical interface, you can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to backup a PC. Create copies of your hard drive with just a few quick steps while continuing to work. Acronis'

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  • CD in a sleeve and serial key code

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Should be ZERO stars! 24 Nov 2010
    I have been experiencing problems with Acronis software since the day it arrived two months ago. Because I was having difficulty with the 2010 version I contacted Acronis customer services and they sent me an email suggesting what I could do to get it to work. We exchanged emails almost weekly, each time they were either asking me to note exactly what error messages I got when the software failed or they were suggesting things I could `try' to get it working correctly, none of these solutions worked satisfactorily. I then got an email from Acronis which read: 'In order to investigate further we would request you to uninstall Acronis True Image Home 2010 from your computer and as we have recently launched a new version of Acronis True Image Home 2011 so kindly install the Trial version of Acronis True Image Home 2011. NonStop Backup has been significantly improved in the new version and should work fine without any issues.'
    I installed the 2011 version but this was no better than the previous version which I then reported back to Acronis and this time they replied: `It is confirmed that it is an ongoing issue with the nonstop backup of Acronis True Image Home. This issue has been reported to our development team. The current plan is to fix all these issues in the next update for Acronis True Image Home which is planned to be released in about 1-2 months (no clear time frame yet) so until then we suggest you to avoid using this software and use other backup instead.'
    So there you have it straight from the manufacturer's mouth, there is a known fault and it does not work. I asked for a refund and they said because I had bought it from Amazon I must ask them for a refund. Amazon will not give me a refund because the software has been opened (exactly, how else would I know it does not work!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    Verified Purchase
    Backup software. What's the point?

    Well, if you're like me and have a lot of software purchased as a download or important documents stored on your PC, it makes a lot of sense. Even if you don't, download purchasing is a growing trend so it will apply to you one day.

    The case for getting backup software is a good one. Keeping your documents safe is a given, but also retail software downloads are getting more common as broadband speeds increase. With fibre optic cabling being introduced into the UK, you'll find that software purveyors large and small will offer you discounts for purchasing your software online rather than through boxed copies. This makes sense for them - the price of packaging and shipping software, not to mention the cut retailers take at the point-of-sale, is easily more expensive than providing a stable and fast download route to their customers direct. But downloaded software often cannot be redownloaded after the initial purchase, so if a customer loses their copy of the product, they have to go out and purchase it all over again.

    The solution? Keep a backup. Acronis would have you believe that the answer is PC Backup & Recovery.

    This software keeps a copy of files, folders, even whole disks and partitions. It compresses the data down into one smaller file that can be explored, with individual files within able to be restored to whatever location you wish. There are many backup options - you can overwrite each new backup in its entirety, or have incremental backups that only record out the data that has changed since the last backup. You can even select the compression strength, and the amount of CPU processing power taken up by the operation.

    It's simple, does the job, and gives you many options.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars It does the job 27 Jan 2011
    By Adso
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    I am a Professional computer repair tech. I have installed this software on many of my clients' computers including business clients. I set up scheduled backups but do not use the continuous backup option as that seems like overkill to me.

    I have had to restore a backup created with this software onto a machine where the OS had been terminally corrupted by viruses. It worked without issue.

    I also use this software to clone broken hard drives to new ones and to wipe hard drives to binary zeros before reselling them.

    Overall this is an extremely useful piece of software for a very reasonable price but you do need to know how to use it and there are one or two features that could be better. For instance a clone will fail unless you override its default position to fail if it finds unreadable sectors and it will not alert you if a backup fails which it often does if you do not enter your Windows logon password when prompted. So it's not perfect but more than adequate especially considering the good price.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    By AndyB
    I started using Acronis in 2009, clunky yes but relatively effective. 2010 gave lots of new features and a 'simpler' interface which actually made it more difficult to ensure the right options were set. 2011 has been a disaster, I have re-installed the product several times, have non stop backups which fill a 1.3Tb drive in short time that the software cannot effectively version control - so I inevitably have to delete the lot and start again (not exactly the point of an incremental backup) and now I have a continuous stream of inexplicable instant power downs which seem to be related to Acronis and a PC that runs dog slow (this is an intel quad core with 8Gb of RAM running Windows 7 64 bit btw - so it's not short on horsepower).

    Also have you tried restoring files from non-stop backup? I give up - I'll go back to doing things manually I think - at least I know I'll be able to restore the blasted data if I need to. Makes you want to buy a Mac if only for access to Time Machine - a product that is everything Acronis should be - and isn't!

    In short - avoid. Backup your data by all means - but find an alternative approach.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a complete backup
    I was advised to get this and I was not sorry. It backs up the whole of the computer with ease. You have to read the instructions carefully and follow what it says. Read more
    Published on 11 Dec 2011 by engine near
    4.0 out of 5 stars To work with the original!!!
    I bought this product as I needed a recovery back-up system and this looked to be the best around.
    Bought it from Amazon UK and on the face of it, it seemed just what I... Read more
    Published on 7 April 2011 by D. A. Springall
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the job
    The product itself is ideal for the job that I required it for. did it straight away without any hassle of having to switch of my machine and boot up in DOS mode, set the program... Read more
    Published on 4 April 2011 by roadmangeorge
    2.0 out of 5 stars Acronis
    I am unable to comment on the efficiency of the product as I returned it for a refund when I learned that other software had to be purchased to make it work. Read more
    Published on 30 Jan 2011 by Oldtech
    5.0 out of 5 stars Want backup? look no further!
    Acronis have been in the game for quite a while - and it shows. Easy to use interface with good defaults for those who do not want to fiddle with settings to do that hated... Read more
    Published on 17 Dec 2010 by G. J. Kuchanny
    5.0 out of 5 stars Backup made easy
    Excellent product easy to install. Both wizard driven and advanced options for backup and recovery. Can backup to all types of external devices. Read more
    Published on 13 Nov 2010 by Paddington
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