Does it do a 100% copy?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Mike54, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. Mike54

    Mike54 Registered Member

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    Hey,

    At the moment im downloading a 15 day trial of the 'Trueimage' thing after being refered to use it.

    Would this programme completely restore

    - My Documents
    - Programmes (MSN, McAffe, Games etc...)
    - Installed stuff (Bluetooth etc...)
    - Settings (Desktop back ground, where shortcuts are on the desktop etc...)

    Would it be like if I used the programme, it would be like there was never a problem with my computer?

    Thankyou,
    - Mike
     
  2. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

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    Assuming you are doing an image restore and you are restoring all the partitions you have data on - yes.

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  3. mfabien

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    ... and the full backup image includes*your operating system.
     
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    Tabvla Registered Member

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    Hi Mike, welcome to the Forum... :D

    Not quite. ATI will not protect your computer from the wide range of computing problems that we all experience at some time.... e.g. hardware failure; corrupted system files; malware infections; application conficts and of course just the weird things that computers sometimes do which seem to defy all logic.

    What ATI is designed to do is to enable you to backup or image your system, programs and data at a time when everything is working correctly and then - should things go horribly wrong - restore anything from a single file to a complete system back to a previous healthy state.

    To be completely honest, if all you ever wanted to do was backup your data then you may as well use the Windows Backup utility which does an excellent job of backing up data files, which is actually - from a technical perspective - a very simple task.

    ATI does something a lot more complex than that. It is able to create an exact image of a System & Programs partition. This means that when you restore that image ATI will create a completely bootable system partition - that is much more difficult to accomplish and is by far the single most important reason for buying a product like ATI.

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  5. shieber

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    Or, if all you want is data, amother cheap and easy alternative is winzip.

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