Keriver 1CRP, what's the catch?

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    just gave 1RCP a try this morning.

    i was impressed.

    it took a snapshot/image of my drive, 17 Gb worth of data and compressed it to 9.5 Gb versus 11.2 for Windows 7.
    not the best compression for an imaging app but i can live with that.

    it took about 20-25 minutes (i went for a walk) to take that image versus about 6-7 minutes for Windows 7.
    differential snapshots are supposed to be much faster form what i've read here @ Wilders.

    on the other hand, 1CRP restored the drive in 5 minutes instead of 9-10 for W7 and since i used the 1CRP boot subconsole i saved another 5 minutes that i din't have to wait for a WinPe boot cd to start.

    so it takes me 5 minutes with Keriver instead of 14-15 minutes total for Windows 7.

    i'm really impressed.
    i haven't tried the boot cd yet.

    but anyway, this looks to good to be true, there's gotta be a catch somewhere... :shifty: .........;)

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    tried the boot cd, very fast and simple to use.
     
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  2. aladdin

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    Dear Moontan,

    No Catch!

    A good program from a very good person, with an excellent support!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  3. moontan

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    i found a 22% discount coupon code.

    i'll activate my purchase when the official W7 SP1 is released. :thumb:
     
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    If you PM him, he gives 40% to Wilders Member. You can activate it anytime, after you purchase. The activation will starts from the day of activation and not from purchase date.

    He even allows you to legally use it on all your computers in your home. Just email him with your license key and let him how many computers in your home you want to activate.

    Excellent decision and you won't regret it!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  5. moontan

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    tnx KOR!

    i got the 22% deal already couple hours ago but to tell the truth the program is inexpensive even at full price.

    i just love being able to restore an image with 1CRP in 5 minutes on this 3 year old computer that has no boot-from-USB option.
     
  6. aladdin

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    It is the best!

    And, you are right again that it is very inexpensive at the same time!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  7. Aaron Here

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    Have any of you guys actually restored a K1CRP image? ...just curious.

    Aaron
     
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    Dear Aaron,

    I have on my wife's computer. Didn't take very long and made a perfect restore.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  9. moontan

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    yes Aaron,

    read the first post in this thread.
     
  10. Aaron Here

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    Thanks moontan - I guess I should have read the entire thread. :oops:

    Btw, this may also be explained elsewhere, but can you tell me (or point me to) the functional differences between the free and pay versions of K!CRP?

    Aaron
     
  11. aladdin

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    Dear Old, Old Geezer,

    If you can afford to pay for Rx for each computer, you can definitely afford to pay $12 for all your computers for the PRO version. The excellent support is just worth the price, let alone the software.

    Best regards,

    Another Old, Old Geezer!

    P.S. It is the best price in town for a VIP seat!
     
  12. Aaron Here

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    KOR,

    Actually, I wasn't asking for my own use - I'm quite content with RB and DS (per my signature).

    You see, I teach a 'PC-Essentials' class at a Senior Center (most of whom have very limited income). So I'm considering suggesting that they use K1CRP to backup their system, teaching them how to install/use it, and providing a free copy to each of them (18 seniors in all - just like myself). ;)

    Aaron

    PS... So I ask again, what are the funtional differences between the free and pay versions?
     
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    Ok, from what I can see, the meaningful features missing from the free version are:

    • Ability to schedule tasks of creating snapshots.
    • Snapshot management, including create, lock, unlock, delete.

    Would you agree?

    Aaron
     
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    I am a software try-out junkie. I always image before trying any major app, especially security apps. I rarely uninstall a trial app. Instead, when I finish the trial I restore a pre-trial image.

    Ergo, since beginning use of 1CRP, I estimate that I have done upwards of 50 or more image-restores. All have been flawless.
     
  16. aladdin

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    Very true!

    And, "Ability to change the storage drive for the snapshots."

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  17. Aaron Here

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    @bellgamin,

    I appreciate that kind of feedback (or should I say endorsement). ;)

    I wouldn't want to advise my class members to use any backup product that I didn't believe was reliable.

    Aaron

    PS 1. Are you using the Free or Pro version?
    PS 2. Like you, I'm also a software junkie - except I use RB to 'roll-back'.
     
  18. aladdin

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    He is also endorsed by the Software Company Horizontal DataSys, the Rx software which is one of your favorites! :)

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  19. Aaron Here

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    Not sure I understand that? o_O
     
  20. aladdin

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    Keriver Image and Drive Cloner!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  21. bellgamin

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    1- Pro
    2- I used RB until one day I had an HD crash -- RB was useless.

    To change drives, I re-install 1CRP. Takes maybe 3-4 minutes. Not a 1-click switch, but simple enough since I seldom do it.
     
  22. Aaron Here

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    No arguement from me on that limitation. That's why I also use Drive Snapshot. Together they float my boat. ;)
     
  23. aladdin

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    Now you are talking like a true Accountant. Tax avoidance is not a crime, but tax evasion is!

    LOL! Just kidding my dear friend Bellgamin the Grey! :)

    I believe you were the one who introduced to us the Keriver 1-Click Restore and got us the 50% discount. I bought mine, even when the x64 version was not yet available and haven't regretted it since.

    The only one option, that I would love to see in the Keriver 1-Click Restore, is to have the ability to install it without modifying the MBR. Mr. Keriver has promised that he will supply this option in future.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  24. Aaron Here

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    Before I start 'prepping' to teach this to my students, does K1CR-Free provide for the creation of a boot-recovery disk (in the event the HDD won't start-up)? Based on bellgamin's post #21, may I presume the answer is 'yes'?
     
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    Yes, it is even available with the free version too!

    What a bargain!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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