serial and installation question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by excexe, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. excexe

    excexe Registered Member

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    how many times can i install the program with 1 serial? my situation now is that i'm using windows 2000 on a partition of the system disk. i want to wipe the partition and install a clean copy of xp on it. later i will wipe the partition again and install vista.

    i want to install TI on all of the OS's to make backups of the partition so i can revert to a different OS when i want to. will this be a problem?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    One license of TI is good for one computer. The number of OS's you use on that computer doesn't matter. You can install all three OS's in a multi-boot scenario or install them separately (like you're talking about). As far as I know, there is not a limit to the number of times you can install TI.
     
  3. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    You shouldn't have any problems, i have done this before with no problems.
    You don't have to install TI in every single OS, you can simply image from the bootable media to save time and space.
     
  4. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup software

    excexe, Please be aware that according to Acronis software licensing policy, you should purchase one copy of Acronis program per each machine it will be used with. The number of reinstalls on this single computer is not limited and you can install/reinstall the software as many times as you need.

    Regarding your scenario (create an image of each OS) - it will work. Please note that it's recommended to create an image of full hard drive to avoid any issues with MBR, boot table and so on during restoration.


    Thank you.

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  5. excexe

    excexe Registered Member

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    I'm planning on buying TI 11 now, but I will be upgrading my current PC really soon. So what is the definition of a "single computer?"--the same motherboard?
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello all,

    excexe, your question is not simple - it's hard to draw the line and catch the moment when computer can be counted as another one. For example - you're not eligible to install software on first computer, backup it, uninstall software then install it on the second one, backup it and so on. In your case - if you're going to upgrade your motherboard you can use your license of Acronis True Image 11 Home on this upgraded computer.

    To be completely sure that one is eligible to use Acronis True Image 11 Home software (or other Acronis Software) with completely new hardware, upgraded/new computer etc - I can suggest to contact our Support Team and ask to clarify the situation.

    Thank you.

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