Acronis True Image 2013, the simple and full fledged PC backup software is out with Windows 8 support. Have you ever lost or accidently deleted your important documents but never had a simple and professional backup software to get them back?. PC backup software is one of the must-have software like anti-virus on any computers nowadays. Acronis True image 2013 is an user friendly backup software which anybody will find easy to work on Windows 8, Windows 7 and earlier versions. Here is my personal basic Acronis True Image 2013 basic review, how it works on Windows 8 and download links.
Taking backup, automatically updating them regularly or whenever needed, securing them and restoring the backup whenever require with less work, are important aspects of any backup software. Acronis True Image 2013 is fulfilling all necessary requirements with additional superb features that everyone will love to have on their computers.
When it come to backup and restore, most of the users feel uncomfortable by complex menus, configurations and accidental over writing data. But Acronis True image 2013 made everything very simple and straight forward. The first interface starts with ‘Get Started’ menu shows how to backup and restore, anyone can understand easily.
How to Get (Download) Acronis True Image 2013?
Here is the download link (you can try or purchase) for one PC, 3PCs or just upgrade your older version for very less cost.
I’m sure you will not regret for the price by comparing your valuable data to be backed up and features with this software.
Installation Went Smoothly on Windows 8.
Since Windows 8 is officially supported in this version, the installation went smoothly without any issues. You need to have internet connection to activate the product.
Available Backup Types
1) Disk and Partition Backup : It allows to take entire hard disk backup (by selecting every partition) or individual partitions separately. Later you can restore the entire partition or only required files/folders separately.
2) File Backup : To backup specific folders or files only.
3) Email Backup : Backup your emails from famous email clients.
4) Nonstop backup: Continuously backup your important data whenever any changes made. So, anytime later you can view the previous versions of particular file/folder as it was on specific time.
5) Online Backup : Backup your data to Acronis cloud (works only with extra purchase of Acronis True image online cloud space)
6) Disk Imaging (Clone Disk) Backup: Complete backup of disk as an image. Later this can be mounted or restored on same or separate systems
7) Synchronization: Synchronize your important files to different location on same computer, or network place (LAN) and Web. This is also some kind of off-site backup to keep the updated data in more than one place.
How to Backup on Acronis True Image 2013, Windows 8
To take a disk or partition backup, you can click on ‘Disk and Partition backup’ which will bring the check box to select the partitions and destination.
Above image tells the story. It is always recommended to include ‘System Reserved’ partition especially when your are baking up the Windows partition (mostly C drive). In this example, I have selected both partitions and wanted to store the backup on other partition (D) in same hard disk.
You can include USB, DVD, network shared locations, FTP connections and NAS as destination. When you select removable media (USB, CD, DVD), the ‘Make this media bootable’ becomes enable. By selecting this option you can boot a crashed or new computer (without OS) with bootable media (which will have your disk partition backup and True image 2013 stand alone version) and restore data. So, basically it allows to get your up to date OS with all installed drivers, applications, settings and your personal data too, quickly.
Schedule of backup available with several options.
Backup is so fast in Windows 8
It took just around 4 minutes to backup 15.5GB data to other partition, that is really quick. 15.5GB compressed to 4.79GB size, that is also cool.
Backup Folder Only
If you want to backup only folder or file or even multiple files and folders, select them, right click and select True Image.
How to Restore Data from Acronis True Image 2013 backup in Windows 8
Recently taken backups will be available in ‘Backup and Recovery’ tab, if not, you can browse and open the backup files from saved other locations.
Other way of restoring is, opening the Acronis true image backup file directly from the location (this will work on Acronis software installed PCs only). By this way you can open the content of backup, view and restore it easily by copy/paste.
Other Nice Features I Like in Acronis True Image 2013
1) Creating Bootable Media
Let’s say, you have the proper disk partition backup or disk imaging, but how you are going to restore it if the current PC is crashed or Windows is not coming up to access Acronis program?. Here comes Acronis stand alone True image bootable media. By using pre created bootable media (USB, CD or DVD) you can boot the crashed or new PC (without Windows OS) and restore the entire disk by the backup you have on external hard disk, USB or DVD.
This is another cool feature to keep your files up to date across different locations. For example, if you have different internal or external physical hard disks, simply you can set the sync for important files/folders. It will sync them whenever changes made on every location.
Acronis Synchronization works with network shared locations on LAN, Internet, your phone and tablet also. Instead of buying other folder synchronization programs, Acronis True Image 2013 comes with this built-in feature you will definitely love it.
Acronis True Image 2013 is not only a perfect backup solution, but also comes with some valuable tools. Try&Decide is really a great feature for any computer users, especially IT pros and testers. This feature works like trying something on temporary workspace (like sandbox) without affecting the original Operating System.
For example, if you want to install a cracked software which is having malware or you want to visit a website or open a file which is having virus or you already know whatever you are going to do, that may harmful to the computer, then use Try$Decide, it is a perfect option for you. Once you enable Try&Decide, whatever you do after it will be running on temp location which will not affect your original system until you give permission.
Disk cloning is a very effective way of taking backup and restoring the entire disk quickly, incase of any crash or to use on new PC. Acronis True Image 2013 comes with handy disk cloning tool with automatic and manual options, which will enable you to customize the cloning settings.
Professional backup software is very important for any computers no matter what are the backup options Windows 8 or 7 have. If you ask me which backup software is good with worth of money, definitely I will recommend Acronis True image 2013. Acronis is in this field for long time and they have produced very good products on desktop and server environment.
The features and extra tools you get with this powerful and simple software are really valuable. Support from Acronis company is most of the time great and you will not find much complaints against their support on web.
To make the backup of your valuable documents and restore them easily with less price product, I highly recommend Acronis True Image 2013.