Vista FULL support or NOT?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by DopeShow, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. DopeShow

    DopeShow Registered Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    I read all over the web that this product says its supports vista
    but in fact FAILS to restore vista partitions to a fully functional
    state, including the MBR.

    Also i see a thread here that is about the vista problems...

    I am utterly confused...what sense does it have to use this product if
    you have to run a repair after using it?
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    ATI works fine for imaging and restoring my Vista partition. I (exclusively) use the rescue CD btw. Also make sure you use the latest build.
  3. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania
    It's a little more complicated than that. Most of the time you can use TrueImage to restore Vista partitions without needing a repair after use. The following scenarios will restore perfectly without needing a repair:

    A) You back up and restore the entire disk; not just the Vista partition.
    B) You restore only the Vista partition. Your Vista partition was originally created by Windows XP (or almost any other partitioner) and then Vista was installed into this existing partition. Many who upgrade an existing Windows XP installation to Vista will fall into this category.

    The only times that a repair will be needed after restoring a Vista partition with TrueImage Home 10 are:

    C) If the Vista partition was created originally with the Vista installer.
    D) If the Vista partition is restored to a different location on the disk such that it starts at a different starting sector.

    Both C) and D) are one-time repair events. Once restored and repaired you can backup and restore to the same location over and over again without needing another repair.

    It may take a while for the industry to create tools that are fully compatible with both the new standards for partition layouts being used by Vista and also the existing standards that have been in use for many years. Until that happens there will be a few "bumps" in the road.
  4. AJusuf

    AJusuf Registered Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    I have been following this thread with interest as I am also having problem restoring to a new HDD on Vista (Thread titled "Restore Porblem" posted today 7 Sep 2007). I don't think it is the same issue, but I may experience this problem after the original problem has been resolved.

    Do you know the reason why you need to repair it, if the Vista partition was created originally with the Vista installer?

  5. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    You can read through this thread for the answer if you wish.
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