are trial images recoverable?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by machineviseo, Nov 16, 2004.

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  1. machineviseo

    machineviseo Registered Member

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    If I buy TI will I be able to make use of the images I created during the software trial period?
     
  2. John Farrar

    John Farrar Registered Member

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    I've not tried it but I don't see why not. ;)
    John
     
  3. KenG.

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    I need help fast! I have to get my machine back up NOW because I'm going out on a job next week, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

    I have an image created with the trial software, and my hard drive crashed hard yesterday. Now with my new hard drive installed, I booted from my TI boot disk, selected source & target for restoration, and now I find out that I can't restore with the trial version.

    I'm going to go ahead and buy TI 8.0 but, seeing as I can't install 8.0 on my new, unformatted hard drive:

    *** If I install 8.0 on a different machine, create a bootable CD-R there, can I use that CD to restore my trial-version-created image on a new, fresh hard drive? ***

    KenG.
     
  4. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello KenG

    Assuming you created an image elsewhere than on the crashed HD, and that prior to the crash the image was "seen" by TI in boot rescue mode, then I see no reason why not.

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  5. KenG.

    KenG. Guest

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    The image resides on an external drive.
    Not sure I know what you mean by '"seen" by TI in boot rescue mode'.
    I had the trial version burn a bootable CD after creating the initial image nine months ago. Subsequent backups have been incremental; the latest one is #13.

    If I create a new bootable CD with TI 8.0 on another machine, it will not have "seen" anything.

    KenG.
     
  6. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    I meant if you booted the original computer from the Bootable Rescue CD (i.e. TI boot rescue mode), did TI identify/see your external drive/image.

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  7. KenG.

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    Ah. Yes, the external (USB) drive containing the image is indeed visible to and readable by TI running from the boot CD.
    Thanks.

    BTW, I just figured out that I have been running a registered TI 7.0, but never burned a rescue CD after buying in. It was made by the trial version.
    Now I just have to figure out how to get a copy of 7.0 to install on a different machine. Mine is on the dead drive (and in the image!).

    KenG.
     
  8. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    O.K. but be aware that the bootabl rescue CD created by TI 7 Build (?) may not necessarily be able see your particular USB HD drive. The "Full" version of a rescue CD is Linux based and each new build of TI contains more/better Linux open source device drivers.

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