Windows compatability

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  1. catman915

    catman915 Registered Member

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    Will TI 2009 backup Windows 7? I noticed that it has two partitions. Not sure how to go about it. Would appreciate any assistance. Thanks
     
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    Yes, it will ... put the check mark against Disk 1 so the entire disk is backed up.
     
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    Thanks for the response. I have my system installed on a partition on the drive. Will that work?
     
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    I've never tried that. What's on the other partition?
     
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    It's just data(mp3's, photos etc. Because of the size of my other drives it works best this way so I'd like to stick with it if I can.
     
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    Other users here have backed up only the system partition and it works for them. But be careful with Win7 - there's a small partition that is part of the rest of the C drive and which has to be backed up along with the C part. But to be absolutely sure that a restore from the backup Image will work, you should, if at all possible, do a restore to a spare hard drive.
     
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    That sounds like the prudent thing to do. I tried a backup of the two partitions on Win 7 drive and then tried to mount it to look at it but it says "can't mount one of the partitions " and bombs so I guess TIO is confused by Win 7.
     
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    With 2009, just double click on the .tib file in Windows Explorer - it will open to reveal the drive icons. Double click one to see what's in it - just like using Windows Explorer on your physical drive.
     
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    Thanks I was unaware of that feature. Can you write to an archive opened like that?
     
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    I've never tried that ... and I wouldn't want to unless I had a spare backup file. No point in giving True Image a reason to "go bad" on me. LOL.
     
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    Hello catman915,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image Home 2009

    At the moment, the following Acronis products can be installed on Windows 7:

    • Acronis True Image Home 2010 Beta
    • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Family

    However, the correct operation is not guaranteed since Windows 7 is still in the development stage. We are planning to release updates for our current products to fully support Microsoft Windows 7 as it becomes available.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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