Upgrade CD - what do I get?

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  1. pwillener

    pwillener Registered Member

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    I am currently using Acronis True Image 9.0 Home, and I am thinking of upgrading to version 10. Going to the upgrade page I can purchase a download for $29.99, and I can also get a backup CD for an additional $12.99.

    My original True Image 9 CD is bootable, and I could use it to recover my data in case of a catastrophic failure.

    My question: is that "backup CD" really just a simple backup of the download, or is it a bootable, full install CD?
     
  2. bodgy

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    The backup CD is a Digital River gimmick. Well that's a bit harsh, for some of there clients a CD backup is great - but for Acronis ones, you can always download the program from your registered updates page and of course can burn it to CD.

    The DR version is just your download, bu ton CD.

    Colin
     
  3. shieber

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    Even on a dial-up connection, a download will be faster than the USPS, so there's no need to buy the CD -- jsut download the latest version and burn a copy of hte file to CD for safekeeing.

    In any event, you will want to make a bootable, recovery CD so you will want to have a CD burner anyhow. Drives that read and write DVDs, DVD+ and = r, CD-r, etc are so cheap these days, they are easily worth the money if you don't alreay have one.

    sh
     
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    Thanks for the replies - that's exactly what I needed to know. (I like to have original install CDs, so I'll have to buy the full version of Acronis 10.)
     
  5. MudCrab

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    You'll still have to download the updates to stay current. Then you'll have to make a new cd anyway. If you want a cd with the "install" version, just burn one with the downloaded file on it.
     
  6. shieber

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    That's exactly right. Once you get an update any original CD is obsolete. No point in paying for one if you can burn your own. At most it saves you a few minutes of time (not having to burn your CD) for a few extra bucks.

    Trust the download. ;-)

    god luck,
    sh
     
  7. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    In the case of TI 9, the CD is useless, if it hasthe original buggy retail version of TI 9.

    You can create a rescue CD from within Acronis. which you would have to do anyway, since you would need a new rescue cd for the latest version.
     
  8. GroomLake

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    What features in 10 convinced you replace your version 9?
     
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