If you lose TI, your out of luck?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by TomBrooklyn, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. TomBrooklyn

    TomBrooklyn Registered Member

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    Purchase agreement for TI seems to indicate if your computer becomes corrupt or something and you lose software, you can no longer download TI if 30 days passed since you bought it.

    Is this for real?

    But if you pay $5.99 up front you can redownload for a longer period, but if you have problem after 2 years, your out of luck again. You have to rebuy it. Gee thanks.
     
  2. daveporter9

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    Hi There,

    I would have thought it was basic common sense to backup all your important program download's to CD/DVD ?

    HTH - Dave Porter
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Tom,

    Not so. You do not need the extended download feature. Just register your purchased software as detailed in paragraph 1 of the Acronis sticky thread titled <Please Read Before You Post>. After that you can log into your account and always download the latest build of the version you have purchased. There is no time limit to this capability.

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  4. TomBrooklyn

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    Hi, that makes sense, is industry standard, and is in accord with all of the considerable amount of downloadable software I have purchased in the past.

    I don't understand what the $5.99 charge at the TI checkout is for then. Could you advise of that? Thanks.
     
  5. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Unfortunately, common sense sometimes seems to be lacking a bit. The other problem is license keys; this forum has no shortage of posts from users who have bought software and never bothered to properly store their license keys. Then comes the day that a reinstall/upgrade is necessary.
     
  6. MudCrab

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    If the order is going through Digital River (or another online seller), then the charge is to allow you to download the program from them for the period of time specified. I never bother to purchase that as it's just a waste of money. Acronis lets you download from your Acronis account (once you register) whenever you need to. Besides which, I also make backups of my downloaded programs.
     
  7. TomBrooklyn

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    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.

    I don't usually bother to make a backup copy of something I know I can download if I have to. Although I think I'll make an exception for this as it is something that might be needed locally on disk if something gets corrupted and all goes to hell. Regards.
     
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    What I do is save the email that has the installation code / serial number in it as a text file and burn that to the CD along with the copy of TI. Although I can always download a new or updated copy of TI, I will need that code, so it's on a CD.

    Well, it's also in the backups of my hard drive, but it's handier to have it on the CD since I need a computer running to access the files in a backup. :)
     
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    In addition to burning to CD's, I also keep a copy of all downloaded programs on a HD partition, keeping them backed up to an external HD. I'll also copy some boxed retail installation files to the group, to duplicate my copies and to speed up repair or re-installation if needed. I'll keep several update versions of my downloaded programs, so that if the latest does not work properly, I can fall back. Often older versions are not available online.

    I keep a Word document set up as a table with all my installation codes, serial numbers, order numbers etc, and print out a hard copy for safekeeping any time it's updated.
     
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    So there is now misunderstanding, the Serial Numbers of your registered Acronis software are also always available via your Acronis account.

    Regards

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  11. Howard Kaikow

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    I keep a copy of the .iso file for the recovery CD and the installation file for TI9.3854 on all 4 of my USB drives.
     
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