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meerkat 03-23-2010 08:26 PM

Re: Acronis?

"Jane Galt" <> wrote in message
news:Xns9D43F3193C8E1JaneGgulchxyz@ ..
> I'm JUST at the tail end of this transfer from old PC to new and want to
> do
> one last clone of the old HD JUST in case I missed something with
> transferring the data, before turning the old box off.
> But I downloaded Acronis True Image Home 2010 awile back on the old PC
> and,
> duh, forgot about the time, so it ran out a few days ago.
> I'm willing to buy it, it seems like a nice program, but gotta get this
> last backup made, and ( yes again ) am afraid that if I pay for it on the
> old PC and then shut that one down and install it on the new PC, I'll wind
> up with what I now call "the dreaded Symantec Experience", and it will
> phone home and not work on the new PC after that, money wasted. ( the
> reason I havent touched cursed Systemworks in many years! )
> I tried calling Acronis but they're apparently only into talking to
> companies in their sales department, not home users.
> I emailed them, they wont reply.
> Even tried their live chat today, and got a guy in india who referred me
> to
> a totally irrelevant FAQ question, big surprise. ( IMO outsourcing to
> people who barely speak english is a massive waste of money. )
> So has anyone tried this?
> DO I just register it for the old PC and take the chance that it wont
> phone
> home and will still work on the new one?

Better idea Jane.
D/load and install Macrium Reflect.
Install it
Make the recovery CD.

Image your drive.
You can then mount that image as a virtual CD and get what you
want/need off it.

best wishes

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