# What happens if computer is stolen/replaced?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by enduser999, Aug 24, 2005.

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  1. enduser999

    enduser999 Registered Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    The Peg
    What if a company is using either Win98 or XP on their computers on a LAN and using Acronis to backup to a removable hard drive and storing the backup offsite. Then the computer(s) is/are stolen and replaced with a new one(s) with XP. Does one restore the backup to the new machine and then perform a Repair install so that XP enumerates the new hardware in the replacement computer?

    Also if there are two removable drives involved so that one is always offsite will True Image be able to do daily changed files backups and weekly full image backups with the hard drives being swapped in and out each day?

    Is it feasible at all to use DVDs for the backup media or is the burning process to slow to keep up with the software. If not can one actually restore from a DVD if the images encompass the entire DVD side or dual sided?
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello enduser999,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    1. Here is the main scheme of transferring Windows to a different hardware:

    - Prepare Windows using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) as it is described in the following FAQ article;

    - Create an image of the prepared operating system;

    - Restore this image to the PC with different hardware configuration;

    - Try too boot as usual;

    - If your PC does not boot then perform Windows Repair Installation as it is described in Acronis Help Post.

    Please note that we can not guarantee the successful transferring of your operating system to a different hardware.

    2. Please be aware that the initial full image and all it's incrementals should be located in the same folder, since all these files are the volumes of the entire image archive.

    Please read more on how to create incremental images in chapter 4 of Acronis True Image 8.0 User's Guide.

    3. You can find more information on how to burn your images to DVD in the following FAQ article.

    Please also note that you can use dual sided DVDs to store your images.

    I recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 8.0 to see how the software works on your computer.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product.

    Please also note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase.

    In case you are planning to purchase many copies, please contact our Sales Team at sales@acronis.com.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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