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    Well I might as well start a thread with instructions for Acronis True Image Home 2011. These will hopefully help those thinking of imaging to jump in. Images are easy to create and take about 15 minutes to restore a hosed OS to where it was before the hosing. (This assumes you keep your Images up to date.) I will assume that once you create your first Image, you will see how easy it is and continue to image whenever changes take place in your PC.

    First, I clean up all the temporary fluff that has accumulated on my PC. I use CCleaner to help with this. I get rid of all temp files I can find, all temp internet stuff, all this stuff that I do not want in my image. I also defrag and optimize my HD with Auslogics Disk Defragmenter.

    Next open Acronis 2011. You will see:

    [attachment=89911:Acronis2011-1.png]

    Several items of interest. Under Tools and Utilities see where to create StartUp Recovery Media: this is a bootable Rescue Media

    [attachment=89917:Acronis2011-Tools.png]

    You can readily see the number of different tools available from this excellent product. Because of these features, I like this paid app over the built in Win 7 Backup and Restore. If you don't need this extensive feature set then the included app may be just what you need.

    [attachment=89912:Acronis2011-Rescue.png] [attachment=89913:Acronis2011-Rescue-2.png]

    Always do this early in the process. You only need one Rescue Media. This will work for all images you create. Always place your Rescue Media on media you can access during complete failure such as CD or DVD. It will easily fit on a CD.

    On attachment one you also see the Disk and partition backup. Click this to create your Image.

    [attachment=89914:Acronis2011-2.png]

    Here you choose what partitions to Image, what to name your Image, where to place the Image (I use an Ext USB HD), and any Advanced Options such as Validation:

    [attachment=89915:Acronis2011-3.png]

    When you have set all the info, select Proceed. That's it, now wait for your Image to be created and Validated. Acronis will let you know when it is done. Do not stop in the middle.

    You can also back up your email messages and contacts:

    [attachment=89916:Acronis2011-Email.png]

    Very simple.

    You can use Try and Decide to set up a virtual environment to try new software:

    [attachment=89918:Try.png]

    Obviously there is a lot more to this excellent app than what you see here. The point is, no matter what app you use, just make Images. These will save you so much time you will not believe it, especially if you like to "play" with your system as I do. It's easy and quick. Start to finish to create a full HD Image is less than 1/2 hour including cleanup, defrag and validation.
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    This is VERY nice, thank you.
    1 "Thumbs Up".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    This is VERY nice, thank you.
    1 "Thumbs Up".
    Russ,

    Thanks for the confidence and the Thumbs Up. I do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day. cheers, Ted (This is actually coffee this time of the morning)
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    Well done and thanks Ted (Even though I am a Norton "Ghost guy"!)
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    Thank you also Peter, I do appreciate it. Have a great evening.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Acronis True Image Home 2011, build 5519 has been released. Seems to have fixed the timing bug in Validation.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Greetings Ted.


    >>> Under Tools and Utilities see where to create StartUp Recovery Media: this is a bootable Rescue Media.

    If you go to download page on the Acronis site, the second tab called Bootable Media is only of 34.45 MBs and will fit on a small 3.5" CD, shirt-pocket size. These small CDs have flat sides, in case you have not seen any, here, they are $1.00/ea. This is all that I need and use. Quick to run too as they are small at 34 MBs. Once you try one, you need not try anything else. FWIW.

    A nice evening to you. Jean.

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    Good day to you Ted.

    You say TI 5519 has just been released ? I have TI 7046. What came first ? The egg ? The hen ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JA Parrot View Post
    Good day to you Ted.

    You say TI 5519 has just been released ? I have TI 7046. What came first ? The egg ? The hen ?
    This is Acronis True Image 2011, You are using Acronis True Image 2010, which you have the latest build.
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    Greetings Ted.



    >>> You are using Acronis True Image 2010

    OOoopps ! I should pay more attention to the different versions. Thanks Nevertheless, TI is a great app.

    Sleep thight. Jean.

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    Thanks Ted:
    Good job as always. Here's 1 "thumby."
    Dick

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    thumbs-up, on the side, didn't work for me -- so I gave it up
    above at end of your posting Ted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Thanks Ted:
    Good job as always. Here's 1 "thumby."
    Dick

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    thumbs-up, on the side, didn't work for me -- so I gave it up
    above at end of your posting Ted.
    Thanks Dick, always appreciate the votes of confinence.
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    Caution: (Thanks to ClintRosmere for this post): Note that Solid State Drives (SSDs) may present problems when it comes to restoring backups. Particularly the new PCI-E versions. See the post by Clint for more details at this Thread:

    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...9&#entry860339
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    Acronis does show 41 entries in their knowledgebase when searching SSD HD, but no entries when searching SSD PCI-e. I suspect this will change as time goes on.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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