Acronis True Image Home 2013 - Build 5587 & Windows 8 => Does it work? (Thanks BTOR)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by -Jim-, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. -Jim-

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    #2 _patrik_, Feb 3, 2013
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    I can confirm to you that the Acronis True Image 2013 works on Windows 8.

    I use the ATIH 2013 last build : #5551 (229.66 MB 2012-10-23) - legal license buyed as update of the ATIH 2012 - installed on Windows 8 x64 PRO and my standard is a backup image every week.

    The Windows 8 x64 PRO is installed on a selfmade pc equipped with:

    Mb Asus P8X77-v LX - CPU Intel Core i3-2130 3.4GHz - 24 GB DDR3 G.Skill TridentX F3-2400 @2133 MHz - n.1 SSD Intel 520 120GB SATA3 boot system disk - n.1 SSD Intel 330 Series 180GB SATA3 - VGA HIS Radeon HD6670 iSilence 5
     
  3. PaulDesmond

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    Acronis works on old machines but secure boot on new PCs is the problem : secureboot.JPG
     
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  5. DarkStarXxX

    DarkStarXxX MDL Member

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    True Images 2013 destroyes the System-Recovery of Win8 x64, so it dosen't works correkt for me.

    I use Timeline 2012 Pro.
     
  6. adacom

    adacom MDL Novice

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    it has worked fine for me on a clean install of win8 but will not work on an install updated from win 7 - is does the backup and re-install but it will not boot - tried all methods of boot repair but nothing works

    i always try a re-install on a spare drive to test the backup before i accept its ok
     
  7. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Use the inbuilt Windows Drive Imaging Utility...Simple, Reliable, Designed by M$ and it doesn't mess with your system..

    You can access it at : Control Panel > Windows 7 File Recovery > Create a System Image :D
     
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    Mac25 MDL Novice

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    +1, it works, if you have an extra hd you could test it, as for acronis, steer clear.
     
  10. zen45

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    I have 4 drives on my puter, and I have used acronis for a long time without problems. I have windows 8 64 bit with wmc on a ssd drive trim running and ahci, I use the backup restore 2013 cd only and have restored my puter several times with out any problems. I do play with the bios to much lol and overclock just for s**ts and giggles!
    I have tried other backup programs but none of them seemed to work for "me" as good as acronis!! :cool: everybody has their favorites and this one is mine :)
     
  11. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Good here also .. I think the key is not activating the boot portion and like you just booting from boot cd ..
     
  12. -Jim-

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    Thanks again for all the inputs!

    Gents,

    Wow, thanks for all the opinion and inputs. There are probably too many programs to digest today before the big game, but I'll certainly look around before moving on one.

    I think it's important to get this right before mucking about on the laptop. (I haven't even lit it up since finishing the install process last Monday. There are a lot of factors for this.)

    There seems a lot of concern for leftover files or changes to the OS for Acronis. In the past I almost always used a Ghost Boot CD for a "Cold Backup" the first time or two (one for just the Windows + Updates install with any Drivers required -> and the next with the "core" programs installed). Even then I was very concious of not wanting the backup program debris contaminating the OS. Sometimes after the Cold Backups were made I'd then install Ghost in Windows and set it up for incremental back-ups. Sometimes these were automatic (like for my Mom, kids, etc.) but for me just manual.

    I always assumed Ghost didn't change the image it was cloning when doing a Cold Backup (pre Win 8). Do you folks know if the programs suggested can do a "cold" type backup for Win 8 - therefore avoiding corrupting the very image it's cloning?

    Thanks again for all the inputs!
     
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  13. Zeppelyn56

    Zeppelyn56 MDL Novice

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    Why are you guys installing backup software on Win 8, use the tools provided like PC Reset and Refresh and Recimg, it even has Windows 7 backup in Control Panel.
     
  14. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    because it's a personal choice:D
     
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    thisorthat MDL Novice

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    I use Ghost 11.5 just fine to back up Windows 8 but I boot it it from a CD drive, I don't run it from within Windows.
     
  16. EFA11

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    same here, but with paragon. I like backing up outside lol
     
  17. -Jim-

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    Gents,

    Now you got me thinking why not try my Ghost 15 CD and do a Cold Back-up...:eek:
     
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