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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by davidinsarasota, Feb 5, 2006.

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  1. davidinsarasota

    davidinsarasota Registered Member

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    I have a new internal hd on the way from Hitachi. My research tells me Acronis True Image 9 is the best product for migrating the data from my laptop's current hd to the new unit, then switcheroo and use the old hd for image storage and back-up. Also somewhere along the line I lost the ability to do an xp system restore. (That's what I get for downloading every stray dog that comes into the yard, and for playing in the registry.)

    I have been scanning the posts here and am as impressed by the support as I am baffled by the terms and proceedures.

    Here are my questions:
    1. Am I correct that TI 9 may restore my ability to system restore?

    2. Is there any advantage or disadvantage in downloading the free trial first?

    3. Am I likely to encounter complications in that I am going from 4200rpm to 7200rpm?

    4. The enclosure I've ordered has two buttons; one for os backup and one for file backup. Will I be able to utilize these with TI 9?

    Thanks in advance, any additional pointers are appreciated as well.

    david
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    This was posted twice, I've moved the second copy offline - just in case you're wondering where it went.
    No. You will only replicate the current state of the drive. If there is a problem, this will not fix it.
    It will flag any compatibility/operating issues. You mention loss of restore, are there other issues? If so, straight backup may not be the best initial course. Depending on your circumstance, you may wish to:
    • Backup/copy personal files in the Documents and Settings folder first. Programs can be readily reinstalled, some of these files may not be so easily recovered.
    • Deal with system problems. Stabilize the system if needed.
    • Clone the drive to the new one and validate that it runs everything it should before placing the original drive in a backup role.
    No.
    Is it a Maxtor One-Touch III? As I recall, the Maxtor software can be configured to invoke alternate programs, but you will have to perform the set-up.
    The Acronis folks may be able to provide some more definitive answers regarding some questions, especially regarding 4.

    Blue
     
  3. davidinsarasota

    davidinsarasota Registered Member

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    Thanks Blue, also appreciate removing the duplicate post, I'm not familiar with the ui here yet.
     
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