Free Acronis True Image Personal 2010! [24-hours only]January 19, 2012 27 Email article | Print article
Update: Looks like this is for USA and Canada only. Sorry people from other countries!
The following is a description of Acronis True Image Personal 2010, as per DownloadCrew:
Photos, music, documents, emails – your PC is packed with valuable files, any of which could disappear in a heartbeat if your hard drive is corrupted. It’s a very good idea to protect yourself by running regular backups, then. And Acronis True Image Personal 2010 provides everything you need to get started.
If you’re only looking to back up the essentials, for instance, the program’s File Backup wizard will quickly walk you through the necessary steps. Check a few boxes to select your most important folders, choose your backup destination (a local, external or network drive), and the program could be ready to go in under a minute. Spend just a moment more configuring the scheduler and True Image Personal 2010 will in future run the same backup job entirely automatically, without you having to do anything else at all.
For a more comprehensive approach, then you could always opt to back up an entire partition. It’s just as easy to set up, and again can be scheduled to run automatically, so you can have your system regularly backed up with the absolute minimum of hassle.
And if you prefer online backups then they’re also supported, although you’ll have to subscribe to the Acronis online backup service before you can use this.
If disaster strikes at any point, then there are many ways to recover your files. You can restore entire backups, for instance. There’s an option to mount an image so you can restore just the files and folders you need. If Windows won’t boot, then you can launch the Startup Recovery Manager and access a backup. And, of course, there’s also the option to create a bootable rescue disc which will quickly have your PC back to normal.
And you even get some useful bonus tools, including an SSD Trim tool, and a file shredder which can securely delete confidential files.
Despite all this power, True Image Personal 2010 is actually a cut down version of the regular application. There’s no support for incremental or differential backups, for instance; the scheduler only supports a “weekly” option; and the program can’t run the System State, Email or Application Settings backup type. These options are still displayed on the menus, but are greyed out. If you’d like to upgrade and get access to all of these features, and more, click “Get the full version” on the toolbar and follow the instructions.
Because of lack of time, I have not downloaded Acronis True Image Personal 2010 from this giveaway. However, I did do a review on it back in 2009 when I used it in my comparison of Paragon Backup & Restore Free vs Macrium Reflect Free vs EASEUS Todo Backup vs DriveImage XML vs Acronis True Image Home. Based off that comparison, I’d have to say grab Acronis True Image Personal 2010 while you can. It may be an old version and some features are limited, but it is nice.
Acronis True Image Personal 2010 is being given away in a promotion by DownloadCrew. The promotion is live for 24ish-hours only (ends 1 AM EST on January 21, 2012) and there is no information on if you can install/reinstall at a later date.
You can grab Acronis True Image Personal 2010 from the DownloadCrew promotion page. Since this is a DownloadCrew promotion, you will need to have a DownloadCrew account.
[Thanks PC basics!]