Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by clibo, Feb 2, 2005.
Is it somehow possible to convert Powerquest Drive images (PQI) to True Image archives (TIB)?
Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).
We regret to inform you that Acronis True Image is not compatible with Drive Image and we cannot guarantee that even if you convert Drive Image file to .tib one it will be able to restore it and the system will work fine then.
plus of course, 'powerquest drive image 7.01' became 'symantec drive image 7.03', then norton ghost 9
"we cannot guarantee that even if you convert Drive Image file to .tib one " does this mean, there is way to do it?
Image your current system with TI as a backup.
Restore the Powerquest image.
Create a new image with TI.
Repeat as need for other images.
Restore your current system.
This could be time consuming. If you use the bootable media for PQ and TI and if you make sure that you do not start Windows, you can do this PQ to TI conversion on just about any machine. Just make sure that your current hardware is supported by PQ and TI on the bootable media.
As an alternate make sure that you save your PQ images on CD or DVD and also make sure that you have the software CD available should you need them later.
I do not know about any kind of this conversion. I ment that if someone invents the way (for example, changing some bytes in the image with some tool or some other "magic" way) Acronis doesn't guarantee that this image will be able to be restored.
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