A subscriber wrote recently an unusual request about Acronis True Image Home 11.
I have the true image version 11 and I’m trying to make a copy to a cd of the acronis program itself but I have been all over their site and can’t find the proper way to do that. They list data and files but not programs..so I am confused which ain’t hard to do. lol
Any help would be greatly apppreciated..
ps I want to uninstall it until i get around to buying an external hardrive. Hence the need to have a copy.
I wrote back to Chet to suggest that he copy the downloaded install program (the .exe file) to CD so he can have a copy of it to install later. If he doesn’t have the exe file any more (you should always keep a copy of any install program), he can go to acronis.com and log in (register his copy, if he hasn’t already) and he will be able to download the latest version of ATIH 11.
The very important step is to make the bootable rescue media and test it on your computer. It will let you boot to restore. In the mean time, you should run from the installed copy.
Let’s say that again. Be sure to try booting the rescue media to make sure it works on your computer.
I also suggested that he might want to check with their Tech Support to see if there are other options, but what you wrote that he wanted to do really didn’t make sense to me. I asked him why he would want to uninstall it until he gets an external hard drive?
Thanks Terry for the quick reply and in answer to your question I have a 60gb hard drive and it’s almost full..I am also trying to install hp software to activate my scanner in my hp 6210 all in one office jet and its over 230megs!!.. I need the room.
I wrote back to Chet again to explain my thoughts — that my best recommendation is —Get a bigger hard drive — they’re cheap. Then use acronis to move the contents to the new drive. Depending on whether your computer can connect another hard drive, you can do this by getting a cheap external enclosure or hard drive adapter to temporarily use the new drive as an external drive (for the migration) and then install the new drive in your computer.
That way, not only does Chet need more space and the new drives are so much faster, there is also another issue. Hard drives can be much less efficient (slower) if he’s pushing so close to the capacity so much that removing the program makes a significant change in his available space.
Chet wrote back to say "THANKS AGAIN! Good info and I shall consider your suggestions."