I decided to do this guide because of a couple of recent threads.
It may not be the way all would want to do it but it works for me & The times I have needed to do a recovery the backup images done this way work.
Most of the images are self explanitory.
For me the drive I write backups to is an external hard drive but it should work with a large flash drive too.
You can use default but there are settings I want to make so the backup is what I want.
I do skip a couple for example the Notifications. I think you might want them if you scheduled backups automatically. Just to make sure it had been done.
I don’t compress because I think there is less chance of file corruption.
As I posted I couldn’t go on from here without restoring my OS.
If my memory is correct the computer will “Reboot” & display a Progress window outside of Windows . When it completes it will do your usual "Log On ". It may have an OK button .If you use a password you will need to type it in as usual.
My version is Acronis True Image Home Version 11.0 Build 8.101
Thanks again Cholla, for the restore guide info. A while back I had a version of acronis true image home. I think it was version 10. I can not find my disk now. There is a new version of acronis, I think it is called true image 2013. I will check into that version.
[QUOTE=olyteddy;2653065]Do these guides also work for the various ‘free’ branded versions like the WD version or the SeaGate version?[/QUOTE]
I don’t know all I have is the paid version .
I would think they would be similar if the WD version or the SeaGate version are from Acronis .
Your Welcome Mr.Bill.
This Wiki shows a history of editions & my version 11 is from 2007 .
It is not the 2011 version. It works well with both Vista & XP so it is all I need.
I always wondered where the “Validate” option was hidden in the newer Acronis versions.[/QUOTE]
My version is not very new being from 2007. The main thing is it works for me.
I don’t have a SSD so I can’t say how well it would work for them.
[QUOTE=cholla;2653067]I don’t know all I have is the paid version .
I would think they would be similar if the WD version or the SeaGate version are from Acronis .[/QUOTE] I don’t know, but I do know that the three (retail/download) versions of Acronis True Image that I have owned each have different user interfaces!