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    Acronis True Image Home

    Is version 11 now stable? I have version 10, is there any advantage in the upgrade?

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Well obviously Acronis thinks it's stable - build 8053 has been there since November! In all honesty, I don't know if even I would call it unstable. A couple of us here in The Lounge have "jumped ship" because of very specific and critical problems of failure. However, I don't know how much in the minority we are, if at all.

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Been using Version 11 since it was in Beta. I have not had any particular problems with it all. As Al said there may be specific hardware related configurations that could be affected but it certainly hasn't been on my configuration.
    I have been and will remain a solid devotee to Acronis True Image, Disk Director and any other of their product line.

    Just sitting back and waiting for someone to finally give a clearance to using a piece of software doesn't prove a thing until each user gives it a try on THEIR system. Then you can determine if it's a "GO" or not.
    Each upgrade has at least a few new advantages to it, else why would there be an upgrade? Not just to make more money, of course! <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Hi Ed,

    I posted a thread <post#=670726>post 670726</post#> highlighting major problems I was having in my environment. Backing up is fine... restoring with the bootable CD is the problem.

    As of this writing, the current v11.8053, has not resolved my issues. As bigaldoc stated, a few of us have switched, including myself. However, as viking33 as indicated, he has not had any of the issues. I can strongly second his comment that you should test it out in your environment before committing.

    If your environment is similar to mine, and you do have a second physical hard drive that you can use for testing, then give it a whirl. If you experience like problems that I've encountered, then hold off upgrading.

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    I'm running Acronis True Image Home, version 10 and thinking about updating to 11. After reading the previous posts I'm re-thinking the purchase.

    For all those who "jumped ship" what other product is suggested?

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    If you're running Version 10 happily and successfully and don't feel like spending more money on a different product, I'd keep on going with TI.

    On the other hand, you might want to read this thread ( <post:=703,034>post 703,034</post:> ) which has links to two earlier threads that will tell you where a few of us have gone...

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    I'm still running version 7 and have never felt the need to upgrade. It does all I want or need it to do and has NEVER given me a problem.

    IMHO upgrading just because the vendor creates and offers one up seems silly unless there is some GREAT new improvement or a problem with the version you are using.
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Hi Gloria,

    If True Image 10 is working for you then I would highly recommend staying the course.

    I upgraded from 10 (which was working flawlessly in my environment) to 11 and regretted spending the money. I wasted close to 200 hours dealing with Acronis trying to resolve the issues. I eventually got a refund from Acronis and chose to switch to another backup application.

    It should be noted that there are others who upgraded to 11 without experiencing a like adverse reaction. If you are deadset on updating, get a trial copy and test it out in your environment before committing.

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Me thinks Shadow Protect might be a little complicated for yours truly. I'll continue with the one currently being used until something better comes along.

    Thanks anyway.
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Hi Doc,
    Version 10 was the one on the download link when I installed it from the web. I always thought that version updates generally made improvements to the previous one. Some extensive, some not so. I have know updated versions to not work as well as the previous one, so to make an intelligent comparison, some users get the update and if problems arise, revert back.Is this not so?
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Hello Bob,

    So far, no trouble with version 10 and I'll take your recommendation to stay the course. I learned, a long time ago, to profit from other users experiences to save myself some hard knocks. Ask other poster, if this is not so. With my luck, I would join you and get more hard knocks.

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    >Version 10 was the one on the download link when I installed it from the web. I always thought that version updates generally made improvements to the previous one. Some extensive, some not so. I have know updated versions to not work as well as the previous one, so to make an intelligent comparison, some users get the update and if problems arise, revert back.Is this not so?

    If version 10 was the current version when you downloaded it then you had no choice but to start with that version. Version7 was the version I started with and the "improvements" in the upgrades have not impressed me enough to spend the money to move up. As I said, version 7 does all I need it to do and does it flawlessly.

    As for "to make an intelligent comparison, some users get the update and if problems arise, revert back." I'd say "Ask Bob." <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Unless you have an image backup made right before you install the upgrade (something I always do before any upgrade of a major component of my system) it is often not very easy to revert back. I have better things to do with my time than spend hours on the phone with tech support trying to make an upgrade to something that worked fine before, work again. <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15> Sometimes, the latest is not always the greatest. But to each their own. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    Since I have to spend more money to upgrade to version 11, I've chosen not to go that direction. Too many users are not happy with the update. Therefore I will either keep using version 10 or change programs all together.

    I'm aware that all updates are not the best decision to make, but how do you know that it's not as good as the previous one unless you try it and see?
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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    It all depends on whether you want to be a leading edge (or is that "bleeding"?) or lay back user! On some software like True Image, I have always been leading edge and upgraded every time they put out a new version, partly because the upgrade price has always seemed fair to me. But, on other software, such as Windows Vista, I'm a lay back in the weeds user and let (thousands) of others try it out before I jump in and get wet. Your call...

    Often, as Doc implies, the version to version "improvements" are a lot of smoke and mirrors about stuff that the average user never sees. But if they're one of your favorite vendors, like I love MailWasher, I would jump to every version produced, regardless of whether I think there's something there I really need.

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    Re: Acronis True Image Home

    >I'm aware that all updates are not the best decision to make, but how do you know that it's not as good as the previous one unless you try it and see?

    If it ain't broke... don't fix it. <img src=/S/doctor.gif border=0 alt=doctor width=25 height=33>
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