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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:32 am 
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I wanted to warn you off this software as it is really quite dangerous.

I installed the trial version of this as I was hoping it was a little more like mac time machine. I decided to remove it because after the install my machine started to hang when rebooted (with a busy doing something message), which even if left on for 8 hours overnight was still there (though had to wake up machine).

I had no trust it was actually backing up my files safely (backed up to a NAS raid box over 1.5 TB of photos), especially when it started to hang the machine on restart.

I uninstalled it, hoping I could simply continue using windows 7 backup (64bit windows 7 pro, no idea of build or where to find this info). When I now click on windows backup, all i get i the click sound with no action! I now have to try to fix this, or worse case, rebuild the system, which is going to be a pain and take a good couple of days to make sure I get it right.

I will delete the acronis image created and manually backup my photos onto the NAS (I have most backed up on other hard disks too).

It is a shame that my norton antivirus did not alert me to the danger of the acronis file when I downloaded it, as it seems a lot more dangerous than some of the crappy viruses going around.

It is also unfortunate I did not look more at the reviews on the net before I went ahead and installed this quite dangerous software on my machine. I had no idea it would be this bad.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:09 pm 
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Sorry to hear of your troubles.
I use Acronis true image home now for over 5 years on XP 32 bit and Win7 64 bit on 5 systems and never had one problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:56 pm 
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Same as Thomas from me I have Acronis True Image Home 2010 on XP and Win 7 64-bit systems, plus the Win 7 backup running too.
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Unlucky me it seems. I am glad it is running well for you both. I will not be trying it again, though I do still need to find something more like apple time machine.

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I'm quite sure windows vista and 7 do what's called "shadow copies", which is essentially the same as time machine (restoring previous versions of files).

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:24 am 
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Windows 7 backup is nothing like apple time machine. MS are workign on something silmilar for windows 8.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2011/0 ... _8_builds/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:33 pm 
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did you ever get any resolution of this problem? Any feedback about this would be helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:36 pm 
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for me i simply stopped using acronis and had to reinstall windows from scratch to enable the native backup to work. Acronis disabled it and I was unable to reenable it without a fresh install.

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Bringing this topic back up, where did you download Acronis? Maybe the site's download was infected with a third-party virus.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:52 pm 
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@pierovera are you serious? Are you bored perhaps? there is nothing more to be said on this, at all. perhaps you should the date of the original post.

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Oh wow, missed the year this was posted in :oops:

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