Acronis True Image Home

Acronis True Image Home

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  • Date Added:
    August 25, 2010
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review


Freeware's cool, but some programs are worth paying for. Antivirus, graphics, and accounting tools justify their cost if they outperform their free competitors, but for our money, nothing beats top-quality backup software. And for our system, nothing provides the level of security, total restoration capability, and confidence like Acronis True Image Home Edition. Acronis automatically creates full, incremental, and custom backups; remote backups; and even optional Internet-based backups with file synchronization features. It also includes a variety of tools for cleaning disks and shredding files, creating bootable media and secure partitions, backing up settings, adding and cloning disks, sandboxing unsafe operations, and other useful tasks. And, while Acronis True Image Home Edition creates thorough, top-quality backups, it does the job with amazing speed, even when working in the background.

Acronis True Image's user interface has an Office-style ribbon toolbar with tabs labeled Get started, Backup and Recovery, Synchronization, and Tools and Utilities. Acronis can create several types of backups using different levels of compression, different priority for system resources, and even different destinations, such as removable drives. Incremental backups create one main backup and only update it with changes to your system. Based on hard-earned experience, we always create new full backups that we store on a dedicated hard drive, plus a full copy on a removable drive. It's not overkill: Many times we've used Acronis backups to restore entire systems after unrecoverable disasters, even to completely new drives on third systems with Acronis installed. The Home Edition will also restore systems backed up with various free versions of Acronis, such as True Image WD. Help and support are plentiful.

Let's be clear: A proper external hard drive for storing your backups is far more important than which backup solution you choose, as long as you make use of it. We've compared Acronis to premium competitors like Ghost as well as excellent free tools such as Easus and, yes, Windows Backup, which you've already got (and use, we hope). Each does a good job and is much better than nothing. But experience is the best teacher. Based on our real-world experience, we trust Acronis True Image Home Edition.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Acronis True Image Home 2012. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

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  • 1 stars

    "Restore what from again?"

    October 14, 2014   |   By CanHandletheTruth

    Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015


    Wheres 2013?


    Restoring from backups is complex. Its more stupid.

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    "Can not be regitered on some of my machines."

    October 08, 2014   |   By HarrySatt

    Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015


    If working it is a really fine and goog solution


    On some of my machines I am not able to register TI2015. It stalls th whole machine on WIN8.1


    I only use on machines where I can register but have bought more then this amount of licenses

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    "terrible software, terrible support, rude managers"

    October 03, 2014   |   By jakeernest

    Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015


    I'm hard-pressed to find anything positive to say. There's much better, more intuitive backup software available for about the same price. I guess if I had to say something positive, I'd say the installation went smoothly (as long as you remove the previous version first).


    Nonstop backup is a non-starter. It's a joke. It's impossible to recover anything using it. The incremental backup works, but even that is clunky and makes it difficult to open the vaults (or whatever they call them) to find the item I need.

    The company representative love to play the game of "it's a backup problem," so they don't have to support the software after 30 days. I actually had a tech support person tell me this (out of school). He probably got fired for saying it.

    None of the upper managers are worth talking to. They don't return calls or emails.


    Don't bother. There's better out there. I have 20 years of experience with backup and recovery software, and this product is a loser.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2011
    Version 2011 adds Acronis Nonstop Backup, Windows 7 full integration, time explorer, and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).
    Publisher Acronis
    Publisher web site
    Release Date August 24, 2010
    Date Added August 25, 2010
    Version 2011
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Backup Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.68MB
    File Name AcronisTrueImage2015_web_trial_en-US.exe
    Total Downloads 813,194
    Downloads Last Week 633
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $49.99

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