I bought TI 9 on Sept. 1 and just found out Acronis only allows upgrades for 30 days. When I emailed Acronis, the response was: "We realize that the 30 day cut-off might seem arbitrary, but it keeps with the procedures of other established software companies. If we had a 90 day cut-off, someone who had purchased the product 91 days before would be unhappy anyway. At some point we have to draw a line and move on to working on the next version." I'm not sure what software Acronis refers to. All programs I have, have an upgrade free for at least a year. For example, I upgraded BackupMyPC over a year after I bought it, from version 4.85 to ver. 6. Genie Backup has a year free upgrade: http://www.genie-soft.com/. I have Vtrain software (2 year free upgrade). Macro Toolworks has allowed free upgrades for several years. The list goes on. In my view, a 30 day upgrade for backup software is unacceptable. Do others agree or disagree? The situation is made worse by the fact there are many posts on this forum indicating Version 9 has a number of problems. I think free upgrades should be offered a minimum of a year. I have learned my lesson and will check a company's upgrade policy before buying in the future. It never occurred to me that a software company would have such a poor upgrade policy.