Giveaway of the Day - Drive Copy 10 Personal Special Edition (English Version)

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by NICK ADSL UK, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Has anyone given this a shot as to it's effectiveness?
     
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    I downloaded this and gave it a try. It seems like an interesting alternative to Acronis True Image.

    I was particularly interested to test the option to copy my home drive directly to a functioning VM image. Unfortunately it didn't seem to work well in my initial test. I chose VirtualBox as the VM format. It took 10 hours to copy 198 Gbytes from my C: drive to the VM image. VirtualBox 2 on my laptop wouldn't load it, so I updated to VirtualBox 3, which did successfully load it. As expected, Windows prompts to "Activate" when booted in the VM. Unexpectedly, Windows won't run if I select "Later". It immediately logs off and re-prompts to Activate Windows immediately. If I select Activate Online, it goes away for a couple of minutes and then says that it doesn't have a functioning internet connection. Other VM images I already had running under VirtualBox seem to be able to access the internet network ok, so I'm not sure what's wrong or how to diagnose it.

    So, looks like a dead end. Too bad. I might have tried some other VM formats to see if it was just a bug with VirtualBox format, but not if each experiment is going to take 10 hours!
     
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    So if one has the Returnil System Safe 2011 Pro giveaway from yesterday, this one is not necessary?
     
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