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    Default Acronis True Image Home 2013 beta

    Many people have asked about Acronis TIH v 2010 or 2011 or 2012. I use both Acronis TIH 2010 and 2011. Neither will work at this time with Win 8 (I have the Win 8 Ent. Eval. RTM on both my PC and my wife's PC) 2010 will not install, and 2011 will not work when installed. I get an error for both stating the app is presently blocked by Acronis as they test these 2 versions with Win 8. In looking at the Acronis page it appears 2012 is in the same boat although I have not tried it. Be advised however that both 2010 and 2011 can make Images of Win 8, you just have to boot to the Rescue Boot Media you created to create Images, which I did for both 2010 and 2011 versions on our 2 PC's.

    Being a registered user of Acronis, I was eligible for the Acronis TIH 2013 beta test program. So I said "What the heck" and jumped in. Acronis supplied a key and the download link. In about 10 minutes Acronis 2013 beta was installed on my Win 8 partition. These are the various screens you will see when you boot to Acronis TIH 2013 beta (Be advised when you first start the program it asks if you would like it to search for other Acronis Images. I plugged my Ext. USB HD in and said yes. It found all the Images (My Backups, My wife's backups and my granddaughters backups.) and listed them for me.

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    I then went ahead and created an Image. You can choose any number of options. See just one in my screen shot:

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    The initial Image took a long time (approx. 1 1/4 hours) This Image included the Win 7 partition, Win 8 partition and Data Partition. Normally I only include the OS partitions and this would be quite a bit quicker. I did this from within Windows. I normally boot to the Rescue Boot Disk and do everything from outside Windows, but I wanted to see how the app would perform inside Windows 8.

    I then created a Rescue Boot Disk (see the link in the second screenshot above).

    Then to verify my Image I restored to it. I first restored to the Image I had just made. I chose to restore only the Win 8 partition portion of the Image file. Very easy with Acronis. To Restore an Image, you boot to the Rescue Boot Disk and choose Recover, Whole Disk and Partitions then follow the prompts.

    Then, to test things further I restored the latest Image I created with Acronis TIH2011. Restored perfectly. I then once again restored the Image I had just created so my OS is totally up to date.

    Acronis TIH 2013 beta worked flawlessly. The new interface is very clean and easy to understand. I chose a full backup Image with 2 incremental Images, followed by another full Image, etc. The next time I Image I will expect just an incremental Image of the differences, and then the third time I will get a full Image again and start the process over.

    From this point on I will just be Imaging my Win 8 partition as this is what I am using 100% of the time. The Image I just created for Win 7 will be sufficient if I ever have to restore Win 7.

    So far my tests of Acronis True Image Home 2013 beta is a resounding positive.
    Last edited by Medico; 08-21-2012 at 09:01 AM.

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