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Acronis True Image Home 2012 not working with Windows 8 RTM 64bit

  1. #21


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Acronis 2012 was the first with activation.

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  2. #22


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Not sure I like this "Activate over the Internet" -- I might want to use this product on a computer that's totally ISOLATED from the Internet (like a SECURE server for instance).

    I'll look for something else too when I'll upgrade.

    For me with the little trick I did ATH 2011 works just fine --no Internet activation required. However I'll probably need something when I start using USB3 external drives.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #23


    Jimbo,

    You can activate a standalone computer, from another computer. You more or less create a file on the machine it's installed on, and then copy that file to a machine with internet access. You submit it to Acronis, and they give you some type of file code back that you then input into the standalone machine. So, it's doable.

    I just got a little liberal with my ATIH 2010 license and used it on a few of my own machines. I'm not sure I am willing to pay for 3-4-5 copies of Acronis. Will look at Macrium Reflect free instead.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    I like how Acronis are 'working' on making 2012 compatible yet they have a 2013 version out which runs fine. I've upgraded anyway as I had it on offer.
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  5. #25


    Amish Country
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Soon Enough


    Just found a free upgrade route for some, got lucky myself with 2 copies, maybe some of you will too...

    Quote Originally Posted by Acronis KB
    You are entitled to receive a free upgrade to True Image 2013 by Acronis if you purchased Acronis True Image Home 2012 from an official or authorized store between July 27 2012 - Aug 27 2012...
    Heres the link:

    Free Upgrade to 2013

    Other helpful links if the above works for you...

    How to Register & Download your 2013 Upgrade

    Upgrade Installation

    Upgrade Table

    ...Know its only a 30 day window, but check your dates on when you bought your 2012 TI and hopefully you'll qualify for the free upgrade to 2013.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    What version did Acronis start requiring Internet activation? I've been a paying customer of Acronis 2010 and I do use it on a couple of my home personal computers for testing and 1 is my real workstation, but during the eval of the 2013 product, i see that you have to activate the product now over the Internet.

    Unsure if I want to buy 3-5 copies of Acronis, or whether I will just flip over to Macrium Reflect free at this point for my home needs.
    That's the way it is since TI2011 I think. I used to use 2011 non my laptop and PC. With 2012 that was no longer possible.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Rename the TrueImage.exe to TImage.Exe
    Thanks! I just upgraded to 8 and can't believe acronis wouldnt run without me paying $30 for an upgrade! I had a USB with acronis 2012 so I could image machines but it got corrupt and needed to remake the USB. I owe you.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by vahnx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Rename the TrueImage.exe to TImage.Exe
    Thanks! I just upgraded to 8 and can't believe acronis wouldnt run without me paying $30 for an upgrade! I had a USB with acronis 2012 so I could image machines but it got corrupt and needed to remake the USB. I owe you.
    I didn't install TI2012 to Windows 8 (not sure if it will work). I did try and backup my new Win8 image using the TI2012 boot disk and it didn't work.
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  9. #29


    I emailed their customer support for an upgrade and denied me for a purchase of 2012 that was less then a year old. They were willing to give me 25% off. Completely unacceptable either make 2012 work with windows 8 or offer everyone an upgrade who has 2012.

    I'm moving onto free ware. I am completely unwilling to be frisked by a company like that. Not to mention they were very rude on their email back to me asking compatibility. Not the best way to run a business.
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  10. #30


    I've been using Macrium more and more and it just works well for me. I bought Acronis True Image Home 2010 and have used it since that time...but I don't think that I will be buying a newer version of it going forward.
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