Free Genie Timeline Home (v2.1)! [Less than 16 hours left]

Software Description

The following is a description of Genie Timeline Home, as per the developer:

Genie Timeline Home 2.0; revolutionary backup software that is designed to meet the data protection needs of day to day home users. With 3 simple, straight forward steps you can enjoy enhanced features such as; disaster recovery, backing up a wide variety of data types, multiple performance modes, and much more. No need to worry about disasters to your system, Genie Timeline Home can restore all of your settings and data. Include Disaster Recovery in your backup selections and create a Disaster Recovery Startup Disk on a virtual partition, a USB disk, or an ISO image so that you could restore your data in case of failure. That’s not all; Genie Timeline Home will backup Windows’ folders, program files, and user’s data every 24 hours for faster and safer data protection.

dotTech Advice

dotTech reviewed Genie Timeline Home (v2.1) back in 2010. The final verdict in that review summarizes how I feel about this program:

Although there are still a few key features I would like to see added to Genie Timeline Home Edition, Genie Timeline Home Edition is an excellent backup software; the focus on the user experience is especially exemplary. I give Genie Timeline Home Edition a thumbs up – it is a very good product.

Freebie Details

Genie Timeline Home is being given away in a promotion by the DownloadCrew. The promotion is live until Tuesday 6 7 March 2012 23:59 Central European Time; there is not information on if you can install/reinstall after this date.

To get Genie Timeline Home for free, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v2.1

Free updates: Unknown

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 30.4 MB

  • To take advantage of this promotion, you to have an account with DownloadCrew. Registering with DownloadCrew is completely free and only takes a few minutes. If you already have an account with them, skip to the next bullet point below. If you don’t have an account with them, visit the registration page and register:

Now check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from noreply@giveaway.downloadcrew.com with subject of giveaway.downloadcrew.com – New Account. In the e-mail is a link you need to follow:

Click on the link or copy + paste it in your browser. Once the page loads your account has been confirmed and you can use it.

  • If you are not already logged in (you may already be logged in if you just created a new account) visit the login page and log into your DownloadCrew account:

  • Visit the promotion page and scroll down about half way and click on the Get Serial Code button:

  • Copy the serial code that appears:

  • Scroll up and click the Download button to begin downloading Genie Timeline Home:

  • After the download finishes, install Genie Timeline Home.
  • After installation has finished, run Genie Timeline Home.
  • When you run Genie Timeline Home, you will be prompted by a Setup Wizard. Close that Setup Wizard window.
  • Right-click on Genie Timeline Home’s system tray icon, click on Register…, and register it with the serial code you were given earlier:

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting Genie Timeline Home for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

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20 comments

  1. Tenderfoot

    Oh, by the way, the EaseUS To-Do Backup Free 4.0 (http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm) DOES in fact give you the ability to create Bootable CD’s using either Linux base boot method or WinPE. You have to download some free files from Microsoft to create this full featured WinPE Bootable CD, but it enables many more recovery tools for your use from within the EaseUS backup software which I highly recommend.

    A Linux based bootable disk is provided in Free and Trial Editions by default. Please note that only Disk and partition recovery and Clone features are available with this kind of bootable disk.

    But the users of these Free and Trial editions are also allowed to create a WinPE bootable disk by installing Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) first, (you can find it here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=10333) then using the WinPE builder that is provided by EaseUS inside of the backup software to create a WinPE bootable disk or you can create and export a WinPE ISO file and burn it with a third party software to your CD.
    If you still need a Linux bootable disk after Windows AIK is installed, there is a spare copy of the Linux bootable ISO in the installation path. You can find it by accessing the path X:EaseUSTodo BackupbinLinuxISO (X is the partition where the product is installed). Using this image file you will be able to create a Linux bootable CD.

    Enjoy !!!

  2. Tenderfoot

    Well, Like the rest of you, I installed this program after downloading the 31MB file and it appeared to install and run just fine. One major problem however is that the ability to backup the extremely important “System Files” little cube is missing from the file selection page. No problem, I just flagged the files myself as additional files. However, the manual speaks about the need to create a Disaster Recovery Boot CD or Flash Drive or Virtual Image on your hard drive to boot from should a major disaster occur. Guess what… You can’t do it from this software because the options to do so are missing…..So….. I went to the manufacturers site and downloaded the commercial version of the software which is about 165.5MB’s and installed it over top of the existing installation… Guess what??? It installed just fine and now the option to create the Disaster Boot Disk is present. I created the ISO Image which I’ll burn to a CD and also had the program create a virtual bootable partition on my Hard Drive so I could boot directly from the protected virtual boot location on the drive if possible. Oh yeah, my Serial Number is still registered in the Help About area of the software, so it is truly running as a full commercial version of the product now.

  3. dan

    I installed Genie Timeline but now I see no benefit that it has over the M$ freebie, “Synctoy”. Although it seeemed to uninstall there are folders that remained that I cannot delete because I do not have the proper “permission”. But I’m running as Administrator so why is that? Any help you can provide in deleting these Genie files would be much appreciated.
    Thanks Ashraf!
    Dan

  4. Tortuga

    @Riyong:

    Yes, its bc WinPE is absent
    All cies that do have WinPE included in their paid software, always exclude them on giveaways as they have to pay a licensing fee to MS for **every** copy, including giveaways!!
    So of course, they cant afford it, when they are giving away their software.

    It’s the same scenario on GOTD offers, eg Paragon, EaseUS, etc
    Hope it helps
    Peace

  5. Tortuga

    Hello everybody,

    @Ash Many thanks for posting this giveaway!!
    Have not use it yet, but read your review thoroughly & seems to be quite good, at least for my needs.
    Maybe I will finally do the data bkups more frequently … :D

    I have a PC & Laptops, so wanted to get more than one RegKey. So:

    1) There is a limit to one key per IP, even if we have more than one acct. Finally decided to try through a proxy. My tries got me the same RegKey n° ea time, even on different accts. So probably they are giving the same to all, unless I did something wrong. Can anybody confirm its the same??
    If so, I can give a license to someone in need.

    2) But just now I went back, and read a post by a user asking if the license was per PC or per household. They responded, saying it is ***per household*** !! So, it’s even better !!

    Hope this helps
    Peace

  6. internet explorer

    I have tried several different times to get on the list at Download Crew with no success whatsoever, and I never have problems doing that with anyone else. I don’t know why, I just never hear back from them. So due to this mysterious failure of what I’m sure they intend to work, I won’t be participating in this.

  7. ebony

    For anyone who miss out on getting this, I would like to offer a license key that I got.
    I realized when I attempted to install it, that I was downgrading from a license Pro version (message).

    So since I will not be installing the Home Edition, why let a license key go to waste. I will send it only one person, first come.

    Ebony