What are Safe and Full versions?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sarutaro, Jun 3, 2007.

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  1. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    It is embarassing to confess that I have been using ATI v. 9 and 10 without knowing what safe and full vesions are. Since I was not able to find sections for these two issues in Help file, I simply selected Full Version for creating Rescue Boot Disk and also for restoring tib. So far, I did not encounter any problem. But I would like learn what these are and what they are for? Your comment would be appreciated. Sarutaro
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    The Safe version just loads less drivers. For example: you wont be able to use usb devices.
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    The FULL versions uses a version of Linux to run the programs and access your drives. If the Linux drivers support your hardware this is the faster mode of the two.

    SAFE mode uses a version of DOS and the computer's BIOS to access the drives. This is a lot slower and most older computers won't access USB hard drives in this mode. Network access is also not available.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello sarutaro,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please see this article for detailed information on the Acronis Bootable Rescue Media.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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