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Good but not great

  • Aug 3, 2010
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After reading a number of negative reviews, I was hesitant to install Acronis' True Image Home 2010. However, having suffered the horror of not having data backed up, I decided to give it the test.

Installation was smooth on my XP Home, SP3 Dell Dimension 5150. (I recommend not selecting the bootable disk option.) Pluses for True Image Home 2010: easy and fast backup and recovery and a friendly, Windows style user interface, also continuous data protection. Additionally, the Try and Buy allows you to backup incrementally which is perfect for anyone visiting a malicious site and needing to back up to a point just minutes prior to the visit.

Cons: Charges occur for support and online backup, some difficulty registering the key number.

What's in the box?
Bootable CD
One page instruction sheet
Flyer for Acronis Backup advertising their pay-per-incident covrage.

Overall I would say the product is decent, just not great. If you already have a backup feature on your computer, I don't see any advantage to installing Acronis True Image Home 2010.

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Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides home users with reliable and timeless backup and recovery of systems, applications, settings, and personal files. From an intuitive graphical interface, users can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to back up a PC. In addition, Acronis Nonstop Backup delivers continuous system and data protection, preventing data loss. Acronis True Image Home 2010 meets home user needs with a simple, yet comprehensive, backup and disaster recovery solution. The variety of backup and restore capabilities, including disk imaging, file backup, local or online backup, and continuous data protection provide ultimate protection for private systems and data. This unique consumer software offers a full set of advanced features in an affordable and easy-to-use solution.

Welcome screen
Welcome screen provides quick access to backup and recovery features, as well as highlights any issues with your system's protection. Click to enlarge.

Easy and Fast Backup and Recovery
Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides home users reliable and timeless backup and recovery of their operating system, applications, settings, and personal files.

Friendly, Windows-style User Interface
From an intuitive graphical interface, you can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to backup a PC based on your needs.

Acronis Online Backup to a secure location
Optional Acronis online storage services are available to automatically backup valuable data or files over the Internet to a...

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