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Hello. I have a few questions regarding Acronis True Image Home 2011.

I'll keep this simple.
 
First, I already have Acronis True Image 11 Home. I am running Windows 7 Professional. I know this older version of Acronis is not compatible with Windows 7. So I will get the latest version to date.

Question 1: If I have Acronis True Image 11 Home, can I buy an ‘upgrade’ version or do I need to buy the ‘full’ version?
Question 2: If I can use an upgrade version, do I need to have the full version of Acronis True Image 11 Home ALREADY ‘INSTALLED’?
Question 3: If I can use an upgrade version, how does it work during the installation process? No differences from the full version?
Question 4: What does the Add-on for Acronis True Image Home 2011, called the Acronis True Image Home 2011 Plus Pack do for me the normal version do?
Question 5: Is the Plus Pack really worth it for the extra $29.99?
Question 6: Okay, I ask this: Do YOU recommend ANY OTHER YOURSELF YOU like?


Please answer my questions.  

Thank you!
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to Q6 : you can try the fre paragon disk manager : http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/
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I've been using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite for years for imaging many computer labs. Using the Ghost Console to create tasks that are executed after an image has been deployed to a lab has saved me countless hours of extra work.

If you're interested in an alternative, check out Clonezilla.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonezilla
- http://sourceforge.net/projects/clonezilla/

I plan to test the Clonezilla Server Edition early next year to see how it stacks up to Ghost Solution Suite.
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ComputerCamper--
1)  Yes.  You can buy the upgrade for $30.  http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
http://www.allacronis.com/
Amazon has the retail version for $40.
2)  I do not think so.  Check by seeing what is required when you buy from either link in 1) .  I suspect you will need the Product Key from the earlier version, but see.
3)  I think I would uninstall the old version before installing the new.  Installation of the new should have step by step instructions.  (I had the old and now have the new, but I cannot remember what was different.)
4)  http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/plus-pack.html  
5)  You have to be the judge whether that is worth $30.
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Question closed. jcimarron answered my question almost directly and completely, so he gets the "accepted solution" and a higher percentage of the points awarded. The other two replies assist me with Q6 I asked. Since these solutions are applicable and worthy, I did award credit for your answers and make very good "assisted solutions". Something I will look into.

Again, thank you all!
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tx for feedback
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ComputerCamper--You are most welcome!
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