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We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
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I replaced a 250GB with a 500GB nvme drive, using Acronis backup-restore.  It didn't restore proportionally so I'm left with 230GB orphaned at the end of the drive. I want to merge that into the C drive.  I once had a program that did this easily. I don't remember what that was.  I just tried gparted and it was a real pain to use.  I'm looking for a program that makes this a simple task.  
Thanks,
Al
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We install Acronis for customers, and we have recently begun to set it up where they have two external hard drives, swapping them out each week so one of the drives cannot possibly be exposed to ransomware.

But last week an IT guy told me that is a bad plan, and that instead I need to switch over to Backup Exec because it creates image files that have no filename and thus cannot be viewed in Windows explorer--and thus can't be corrupted by a ransomware virus either--and that only the Backup Exec software can access them.

Is this correct?  If so, is this a feature exclusive to Backup Exec that I cannot get using Acronis on local hard drives?  I can't make any sense of the volumes of info on the Veritas website, so I'm hoping someone here has experience with all this so you can elaborate on the details and options.  TIA
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I use Acronis. The basic way it works is that it does a full then incrementals thereafter. It will only keep a certain number of incrementals at which point it merges the oldest incremental in to the full thus creating a new full. The sync program would have do to it by "block" or whatever you want to call it or it will continually be trying to sync the huge full backup every day.

   The perfect way to do it would be to back up nightly to a NAS or big External Hard Drive and then sync that hard drive or NAS to the cloud. Same issue with merging the oldest incremental in to the last full thus creating a new full. So does anyone know of a sync program that is "block" aware of wherever you want to call it?
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Acronis wants almost $900 for 1TB of Cloud Storage for 1 year. Isn't that a little outrageous? Why would I want to do that when my OneDrive account has 1TB for free?

What could Acronis's cloud storage bring to the party that would justify that? (Yes it will be used on a server running their backup software).
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I often install Acronis workstation for my small office customers PCs, storing the images on a dedicated separate internal or external drive.  Recently I was made aware that Acronis .tib files can get infected by some ransomware viruses.  I saw a suggestion that I use the Acronis 'post' command option to set the drive as read-only after the backup, and use the 'pre' command to take it out of read only mode before it does the next backup, with the thought being that the .tib image files could not get infected unless the ransomware virus happened to hit just as the backup was being performed.  Does this all sound legit so far?  Is there a better way to prevent the .tib files from getting infected--short of unplugging the external drive?

I started searching for the best way to set the read-only flag on and off, but all I'm coming up with is using diskpart.  Are there any other good options that are more "user friendly",  that I can run from command lines or a batch file?  For example, a way to specify the drive letter rather than the cryptic "Disk number" in diskpart?

If there are no good alternatives, then I need answers to these questions if I have to use diskpart:

1) If I have them set up with an external USB hard drive, sometimes I notice that the drive letter changes, for no obvious reason.  If this happens, would the diskpart device number change as well?

2) If the device numbers DO somehow change without me or the Acronis program knowing that has happened, …
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Dear Acronis experts,

Have you seen an activity log like the one below?

The problem is the backup will take longer than normal.

How to fix it?

Acronis Backup Activity Log
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We are trying to install a newer version of Acronis backup software on a client's Windows 10 computer.  The owner and/or permissions on the registry key have changed to the point that the install is failing because the software could not write to the registry key.  We have tried to take ownership of the registry key but receiving messages about invalid permissions.  

We have tried using Regedit and PowerShell but have not been able gain control of the registry key.  We found information about the SubInACL tool that appears to have the ability to correct this issue but also read this tool does not work with Windows 10.

We are not sure how the registry key got changed but seeking suggestions on how to regain access to the registry key so the software can be installed.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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I just purchased a program to deploy a image to a new pc. I have 10 of the same pcs and i used the acronis snap deployment tool. It worked good.
Its been a long time, what the the unique IDs i should check? I remember there being SID GUID that are unique
The computer was not joined to the domain, it was basically take the junk off, add the basic programs, apply windows updates.
Can someone point me in the direction of what IDs i should check that matter in this situation?
Thanks.
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I'm trying to switch my T480 laptop from a Samsung 2TB 2.5" SSD to a Samsung 2TB PCIe, NVMe drive.  It supports either and there's a cassette adapter that I've bought that goes in the 2.5 slot and a separate cable.  In theory the laptop support 2 channels of data, which would be a nice little bump.

I'm stuck on step one though of cloning my drive.  I've got several external NVMe adapters and they're recognized fine, but I've been trying to clone with both Acronis and Paragon without luck.  I know they're 2 entirely different types of drives, but I thought it might work.  I really don't want to start from raw Windows and work my way up.

Is there anyone that's done something like this?  Is there a different product that will clone cross drives like this?  Are these products fine, but I have to use some entirely different technique?
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I tried to use Acronis Universal Restore to restore a backup to  a different computer.   I keep getting the request to provide the following file:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C26&SUBSYS_04EE1028&REV_05 for Windows 7

I have the original Dell device drivers and utilities resource media, but it does not appear to be there.    Restore does not proceed without this file.   Where do I find it?
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Hi
I do have a HP stream11 pro G4EE and I have installed our volume license copy of windows 10 on the laptop.
I would like to take and image of the laptop and push the same image to other HP stream11 pro G4EE laptops. I have taken the image of the laptop and now I want to create a bootable recovery media builder using a USB stick.
I installed “Paragon backup and recovery 16 free” on the laptop. When I click Home - Recovery Media Builder- Welcome to recovery media builder wizard-  and it gives 2 options
1)      advanced mode
2)      Use ADK/ WAIK
I choose the second option and – click next and recovery media format I choose USB flash drive
It took the default location of the WAIK.
C:\Program Files(x86)Windows Kits\10\   and  click next it says WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid. Please specify a valid WAIK/ADK path.
WAIK for this particular windows 10 build has been already installed on the laptop and not sure why it saying “WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid”
Please help what could be the problem and suggest if these is any other way of taking and image and install to other similar laptops.

Thanks in advance
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I was planning to create windows pe boot media and add windows os, ubuntu, android and acronis iso for installation from usb.

Which is the best usb multiboot  to that. ?   And also I want to load pc technician utilities on the win pe usb boot disk.  

Also what about microsoft windows pe boot builder , is it easy to create pe boot disk using their aik kit.
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In Win 7 & Win 2008 R2, I used to see/use the  Bare Metal backup which I
can restore everything in the event the entire OS or filesystem got corrupted.

Where can I find it in Win10 (or Win2016) : can't seem to locate it:
any screen shots will be appreciated.

if the feature is deprecated (think I saw somewhere that start Win10 Ver1709,
it'll be deprecated??) appreciated any portable freeware that
could do bare metal backups for Win10.
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My old PC which i have crucial apps and configuration i want to image that drive and add to a new desktop model. I used Acronis Disk copy and it boots but once it reachers the windows 7 flag it reboots and says startup repair. Any suggestions please?
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Hello, I am in the process of implementing Acronis Snap Deploy in my environment and am wondering what other experts have done for version control of their master/base images?
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1) How do I completely uninstall/delete Acronis true image 2019 from macOS High Sierra - then reinstall  Acronis true image 2019 pointing to new drives?

2) My goal is to delete all backups from Acronis True Image and rebuild to backup to new attached/online drives.

I will settle for 1) if 2) is not feasible.
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I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.
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Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
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I wish to cancel a backup which appears to be running without my starting it.
The PC is running windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am using Acronis Backup version 12 which is described when I click the "About" button as follows:

Web console service: v.12.0.2607

Backup management server: v.12.0.3622

Backup management console: v.12.0.6081

When I launch backup Exec in Microsoft explorer using Http://localhost:9877/

And observe the Status it indicates that a backup is being performed with 52% complete.

I normally manually start backups and wish to start another backup without waiting for this backup to complete.

How can I cancel the backup that is running (or any backup that is running).
Powerring down the PC and poering up again makes no difference, even with the MMS service stopped (Acronis Managed Machine Service)
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Software recommendation for Bare Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware.  I have an older Asus VivoBook S500C running current version of Windows 10.  I would like to purchase a new laptop and do an image restore without starting from scratch reinstalling individual software packages.
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Have a pc running with one hard disk. What is the good solution to prevent data loss? NAS / additional hard disk to running raid? any other good solution?
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What is the best free way to clone an hard drive (moving to SSD)

with a bootdisk. so I don't need to install anything on windows.
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