Drive Image

Drive Image

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5.0
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7
  • Total Downloads:
    13,444
  • Date Added:
    July 25, 2003
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

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5 stars

"PowerQuest Drive Image-- Died from Unnatural Causes"

February 28, 2014  |  By Bob_Greene

 |  Version: Drive Image 7

Pros

DriveImage 7 was the first commercial drive imaging utility to create an image entirely within a Windows session-- no reboot was necessary. While excellent for most Windows systems, DriveImage 7 does require you install the full oxcart of Microsoft's .NET Framework as a foundation for installation. With Windows 7 and 8, your DriveImage 7 experience may vary, all due to the fact PowerQuest stopped production and development of DriveImage in 2003.

Cons

Although DriveImage 7 is a 2003 product which works easily with Windows XP, it was issued well before the XP service pack of 2010 (SP3) and its dramatic changes. So, there is a small possibility of issues when DriveImage 7 runs on XP SP3 and later versions of Windows. This is not necessarily prohibitive-- plenty of forums have posts by people still happily using DriveImage.

That said, CNET does have a disappointment pending-- the download link supplied by this article does not lead to a download of DriveImage 7. Instead, it leads directly to Symantec Corporation, the very firm which in 2004 did a hostile buy-out of PowerQuest, making it impossible today to obtain any PowerQuest product at any price.

In this much, CNET is not a model of transparency, since it promises a "Download" but mercenarily delivers you to Symantec, instead, where a download of DriveImage 7 is nowhere to be found. Was this "added value" service from CNET reimbursed by Symantec?

Summary

Since DriveImage is still available on the web, you can look for it elsewhere (understanding the risk you might inadvertently download malware). Again, despite all appearances on this CNET page, DriveImage is NOT available through CNET, nor from the Symantec corporate site to which CNET connects all those expecting a download of DriveImage.

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General
Publisher PowerQuest
Publisher web site http://www.powerquest.com
Release Date July 25, 2003
Date Added July 25, 2003
Version 7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 13,444
    Downloads Last Week 15
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $69.95

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