Acronis True Image Home 2012

Acronis True Image Home 2012

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 737 votes

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  • Version:
    2012
  • Total Downloads:
    830,857
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 14, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    675
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    1.4

    out of 37 votes

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1 stars

"Just say "NO" to Acronis 2012"

April 10, 2012  |  By JackBuffNerd

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

I've heard their 2011 version is pretty decent, but this version is worse than terrible.

Cons

Worst version Acronis has ever released. c|net should be truly ashamed of themselves for rating it five stars. It isn't worth even one. I gave it half a star because I couldn't rate it lower than that. If it were up to me, this product would rate a minus five for all the grief and torment it caused me and other users.

Summary

Home Image 2012 is by far the worst version Acronis has ever released. I guess the executives who own the company believe they need to keep adding worthless features year after year to keep their sales revenues high. Do yourself a BIG favor, and steer clear of it. I've heard the 2011 version is decent, but you cannot buy it now. You can download it, but that's it. You can't even TRY the 2011 version! I noticed there are pirated keys on youtube for that version, but I'm opposed to doing that.

If you own a Western Digital drive, you can download and use a free version on WD's website which works well. It's an old version upgraded to work with Vista and Windows7. For me, this was the answer. I don't want a gazillion worthless bells and whistles whistles. Just give me a stable backup and restore which actually works and I'm a happy camper. If you want to download the WD version, you can find it at support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

Updated on Apr 10, 2012

If you'd like further proof that Acronis Home Image 2012 is total garbage, browse on over to Amazon and look at the reviews. The bad outnumber the good by over 2-to-1. When you consider many of the good reviews are written by Acronis employees, you realize this is a really bad product. Really, really bad!!!

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1 stars

"Has more bugs than the Everglades"

November 21, 2012  |  By beltwayrider

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

Has lots of useful features, and when it worked, it was very good.

Cons

And when it didn't it was awful! Uninstall - works occasionally. I had to restore that hard drive from a backup!

It executes "invisible" tasks that run, even though nothing is scheduled. The tasks are left overs, but there are no control panels to delete them.

Shutdown is delayed significantly by Acronis tasks running that ultimately report they failed.

(I could go on, but I have to get back to work.)

Biggest con: It makes changes to very obscure registry entries and disk record content, to worm itself into the operating system. These changes are necessary because of the features it has, and the way the Acronis designers and programmers implemented them.

Summary

There are a multitude of posting about issues people report with ATIH 2012. Just use Google and you'll find them. There are many in the Acronis user forums too.

Use this ONLY if you have regularly and completely backed up your main hard drive with another program and can restore it easily. When (not if) you have a problem, you can at least recover your data and use it after you reinstall Windows.

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1 stars

"Total Garbage"

August 27, 2012  |  By cheffy2

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

Would be a great program if it worked well. Has some great features which could be used.

Cons

Constantly hangs ("not responding") in Windows 7 Pro64 for a minute or two while trying to set up or change a backup. Then it comes back for maybe 15-30 seconds or so, and then hangs again for another minute or two. So, as a result, it takes forever to set up a backup. I use TI Home 2010 now for all my backups, though it has it's own problems that I have to deal with. But at least it's better than 2012. I wish I hadn't wasted my money on 2012.

Summary

Total garbage.

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2 stars

"Company support and software going down hill."

August 26, 2012  |  By sammymytv

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

Earlier versions were better. Workstation versions seem better than home versions. Never had a issue with a bad backup

Cons

Support is a JOKE. Report bugs, and get run around (Duh, trying to help make the software better!!). They have no central manageable bug system accessible to their users (I've been trying to get a fix since True Image Workstation version 10. Call in every few months to re-invent the wheel) Totally frustrating. Have about 50 licenses purchased with clients. Booting Recovery media is hit/miss between minor and major versions (I keep lots of different version on hand). Recovery slow, NTFS Drives get mounted as Read only sometimes, Issues with passwords on remote shares for pre/post commands, Software sometimes becomes corrupt which requires uninstall and manual removal of left overs to allow correct operation after a new install, SSD drive (due to speed) causes issues with on startup backups to usb (OS and Acronis software come up before USB drive can be detected)

Summary

Acronis True Image has some merit; but quality of support, and quality of newer product releases have left a bad taste in my mouth.

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3 stars

"A little too techie"

August 03, 2012  |  By KevinW42

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

It works, backups what you want it to.

Cons

Hard to ujnderstand where you can create a CD that will restore what you already wrote to another drive. Have to search through menus to find the option for it. A little too geek oriented and not enough "helpful instructions" on the so called help screens provided. Hopefully restoring my backup drive will work, after I get done testing Windows 8 which doesnt let me use many of my programs.

Summary

It's ok for a free version, at least its free for 30 days. Not sure I would buy something that wasn't buttery smooth. It does what it's supposed to do, just not as sexy as most backup related program's I've used in the past umpteen years.

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1 stars

"No support for latest Intel Chipsets like the X79 /C600"

August 01, 2012  |  By GerhardB

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

- Nice interface?
- Ability to create bootable media

Cons

- Does not support Intel X79 / C600 chipsets in bootable media for restores
- Allows you to backup a Windows 7 system in continuous mode without indicating that a rescue disk will be useless
- Rescue disks use OLD versions of Linux
- Technical support forum DELETE MESSAGES TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM GIVING EXPLICIT DETAILS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS THEY ARE HAVING!

Summary

Acronis TIH 2012 does not support the latest Intel x79/c600 chipsets. Moreover, the company expects that if they do not support the hardwware you are running the backup on, that you will spend as much time as they require troubleshooting the issue. Furthermore, they do not appear to invest in hardware platforms for testing. (At least it would appear to be the case as they obviously try to get you to solve the problem by troubleshooting the issues. For example, in my case they asked me to download a ton of Linux distros to see if one supported my hardware. Of course, they all basically did... because they were MUCH more current than Acronis TIH 2012 Linux based bootable media.)

The thing that I would warn EVERYONE about is that if you are running THIH 2012 on a Windows system with continuous backup: It will backup without issue... but the if you need to restore using their backup media, and your hardware is not supported, you are hosed. I have first hand experience with this related to the Intel x79 chipset.

Acronis does not publish a specific HCL (Hardware Compatibility List), and as of 8/1/2012 it appears they do not go out of their way to tell people that the hardware they don't support BEFORE YOUR PRESS TO KEY TO PURCHASE THE SOFTWARE.

Lastly, the first level and even the second level tier support is a joke. If you give them detailed technial information, they can't work with that. Moral of the story: Don't be a systems engineer with 20 years of experience and expect technical support at Acronis to be able to understand what you are telling time.

If your computer is an old piece of poo, you're probably find. If it's a Intel x79/C600 workstation, or a Dell R815 server they all current Linux distros support... don't bet on Acronis supporting it!

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1 stars

"Truly Incompetent Software"

July 20, 2012  |  By HeadMoose

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

Really nothing. The software became unstable and unuseable after a recent "upgrade" abended horribly. If it worked the way the docs suggest, it would be good. But it falls very far short of being useable.

Cons

The scheduler never worked properly. The previously created full backups often were displayed as being "corrupted". User-defined settings were often simply reset at seeming random.
Tech support never even responded to my most recent issue, and I have uninstalled this software. Which is a nightmare, considering the incompetent job their so-called "uninstaller" does, leaving hundreds of registry entries orphaned and others corrupted (tdrpman.sys is now a permanent driver whether you like it or not - if you try to disable it, you will not be able to boot your machine!).
Thanks for nothing, Acronis! I didn't sign up to be a beta tester - and this package is not even good enough to be called "beta-test" level.
I give this 1 star because I cannot give it 0 stars!

Summary

CAVEAT EMPTOR MAXIMUS!!! This software is bad enough to be downright dangerous!

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1 stars

"Find something else and spare yourself the angst."

July 04, 2012  |  By bassetwrangler

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

True Image Home 2010 used to work pretty well with flexible licensing so it could support multiple PCs in a household.

Cons

Acronis has totally abandoned True Image Home 2010 (it's now 2012) denying even pay-per-incident technical support. I can only believe they are trying to force users to buy their less flexible (a per cpu license) and buggy new version of True Image. Typical scripted Bangalore technical "support" service and maddeningly circular and useless web support. Added a UEFI GPT disk and the Acronis patch to support this common disk format won't install (I'm a consulting software engineer and pretty PC savvy).

Summary

They have abandoned True Image Home 2010 and I am abandoning Acronis (and Cleverbridge). There are many far better alternatives.

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1 stars

"Terrible is too good of a description"

June 27, 2012  |  By vmvideoguy

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

Once had a good reputation.

Cons

Really bad software. Should have check latest reviews. Extremely buggy software and virtually no support.

Summary

I wanted to install a larger Hard drive in a laptop without having to reinstall operating system and other editing suites. Company's description led me to believe it would do the job. I spent almost as much time just trying to get software installed and functioning as I would have just installing a clean Hard Drive and install everything from scratch. What a waste of time!

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1 stars

"This company has decided to commit suicide."

June 23, 2012  |  By bcgirton

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

The disk cloning utility seems to work most of the time.

Cons

Other than the disk cloning tool, version 2012 seems to be entirely constructed of bugs. I haven't seen commercial software this bad since Wordperfect 6.0 for Windows 3.1. They couldn't have made it worse if they had deliberately set out to do so. Nothing works the way it is supposed to. Their knowledge base is one enormous mass of bugs but contains no actual working solutions. Their user forum is filled to overflowing with messages from distraught customers.

Summary

Save yourself a lot of grief, and buy something else. They'll be out of business in a year.

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1 stars

"TERRIBLE TERRIBLE PRODUCT"

June 21, 2012  |  By marcprocbr

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2012 2012

Pros

HONESTLY THERE ARE NONE PROS.

Cons

100% confusing and not user friendly at all.
DO NOT GET THIS. YOU WILL REGRET.

there are hundreds of buttons that are useless and most of them just do the same thing. They tried to make it look important and special adding lots of useless staff which you will not use for backups.
IT is very confusing and there are lots of bugs. If you search online you will see how many bugs are still open.

find something else. you will regret if you get it.

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What's new in version 2012
Version 2012 adds file synchronization, NAS backup, and 2TB hard drive support.
General
Publisher Acronis
Publisher web site http://www.acronis.com
Release Date August 24, 2011
Date Added February 14, 2012
Version 2012
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.7MB
File Name AcronisTrueImage2015_web_trial_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 830,857
Downloads Last Week 675
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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