Solved Bought a Subscription for 3 Computers for Acronis a few questions


bikemanI7

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Hello All

Question #1 if i decide i don't really like it, do i have to use it til subscription over? If i decided to uninstall and go back to Macrium Reflect Home Edition 8, would it cause any issues in terms of PC file system or network access, or mess up any drivers or bluetooth

3rd PC can barely run it unforuately, so why thinking maybe just keeping them all on Macrium Reflect, as easier for me to support, and have them use 1 program possibly, but not 100 percent sure on that

Any advice is appreciated

Don't really wanna mess up my shiney Windows 11 still sorta clean install, so why not even sure uninstalling it is a wise move at the moment, but if it is, then will go for it, is it advisble to use Revo uninstaller to remove all traces if i decide to remove it--or will that cause even more issues?
 
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    Western Digital Black 4TB Storage Drive

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Acronis has a cleanup utility...




I used Acronis for years. I'd recommend just starting with the cleanup utility...

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On Windows 10, for example, I found it easier to just reinstall Windows, than to uninstall Acronis.
 
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.856
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
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    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
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    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Logitech Optical M-100
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    Built by Ghot®
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

bikemanI7

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Ok can start with the Cleanup utility and go from there. I just started using Acronis on the 2 newer systems that work perfectly, previously used Macrium Home edition for a few years, maybe i just have to get used to Acronis if i decide to stick with it at least til subscription ends
 

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    Windows 11 Pro x64
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    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H Rev 1.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 4TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
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    EVGA G3 650 Watt
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    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
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    Intel Stock CPU Cooler, 3 Front Intake Fans, 1 120 Exhaust in rear of case
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    Logitech G213
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    Logitech G502 Hero
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    Extreme 600Mbps/20Mbps upload
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3rd PC can barely run it unforuately
If you contact Acronis, they might help you fix its performance or they might accept it as a valid reason to cancel the subscription & give you a full refund.
I found them very reasonable when I cancelled a purchase a few years ago.

Question #1 if i decide i don't really like it, do i have to use it til subscription over? If i decided to uninstall and go back to Macrium Reflect Home Edition 8, would it cause any issues in terms of PC file system or network access, or mess up any drivers or bluetooth
Removing Acronis straightaway would not cause any issues.


Best of luck,
Denis
 

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bikemanI7

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Well 3rd PC i attempted to backup over a network share via wireless for that system, took like at least 5 hours, ((outlet is behind that corner bookshelf desk--surge protector hard to get to plug backup drive directly into that system, so i was attempting to do network backup lol))

Macrium Reflect Home some reason it goes pretty quick, tomorrow i may give it 1 more shot, and see how it does

3rd PC specs are AMD A6 3620, 8gb of Ram, 1TB hard drive, Wifi 5, USB 3.0 adapter

Main Machine wired 2.5gig ethernet connection with usb 3.0 adapter
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H Rev 1.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 4TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
    PSU
    EVGA G3 650 Watt
    Case
    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler, 3 Front Intake Fans, 1 120 Exhaust in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
    Internet Speed
    Extreme 600Mbps/20Mbps upload
    Browser
    MS Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free
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    UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, Macrium 8 Home Edition

cereberus

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Well 3rd PC i attempted to backup over a network share via wireless for that system, took like at least 5 hours, ((outlet is behind that corner bookshelf desk--surge protector hard to get to plug backup drive directly into that system, so i was attempting to do network backup lol))

Macrium Reflect Home some reason it goes pretty quick, tomorrow i may give it 1 more shot, and see how it does

3rd PC specs are AMD A6 3620, 8gb of Ram, 1TB hard drive, Wifi 5, USB 3.0 adapter

Main Machine wired 2.5gig ethernet connection with usb 3.0 adapter

I am puzzled why you decided to buy an annual renewable licence for Acronis when you already had a perpetual paid licence for Macrium Reflect (albeit you need the 4 licence pack but that is usually 50% off on Black Friday).
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
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    72 Mb/s :-(
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    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
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bikemanI7

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Yeah not sure why i did either honestly lol now that i think about it more

Possibly just wanted to support a Tech Youtubers channel, and i fell for the Acronis discount, when i didn't even really need it i realize now
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H Rev 1.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 4TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
    PSU
    EVGA G3 650 Watt
    Case
    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler, 3 Front Intake Fans, 1 120 Exhaust in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
    Internet Speed
    Extreme 600Mbps/20Mbps upload
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    MS Edge Chromium
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    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free
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    UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, Macrium 8 Home Edition

cereberus

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Yeah not sure why i did either honestly lol now that i think about it more

Possibly just wanted to support a Tech Youtubers channel, and i fell for the Acronis discount, when i didn't even really need it i realize now
I very rarely use Tech Youtube channels - most of them are garbage and never explain risks etc.

This forum gets loads of posts from users who tried some crap
advice from youtube videos and screwed up their installations e.g. "I changed all my file permissions in C drive so I could delete Defender like on a youtube video but now it keeps giving me error messages"

I actually got a free version (actually only free for five years now) with my disk drive and tried it (having made and image backup with Reflect first before installing it so I could revert and be sure all traces of Acronis were gone).

I certainly had no issues with it coexisting with Reflect.

My biggest issue was it now includes cyber protection software (you can turn it off) but it is "New Kid on the Block" in that respect. I would not trust it until it has an established track record.

I also had bad experiences with its customer support a few years ago as there was a serious bug and they said it would be fixed in next release (forcing an upgrade fee before new lease model).

I cannot say if things have improved with Acronis support but it left a bad taste in my mouth so I guess I am biased (and before users kick me - I am allowed to be).

So in the end, I (personally) did not find enough advantages of Acronis to be my main "go to image" tool and I restored my pre Acronis Reflect Image to ensure all traces were gone.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

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So in the end, I (personally) did not find enough advantages of Acronis to be my main "go to image" tool and I restored my pre Acronis Reflect Image to ensure all traces were gone.


Excellent point.

@bikemanI7

IF you have a Reflect image from before you installed Acronis, restoring from that would be the absolute best way to remove Acronis.
 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.856
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Yeah not sure why i did either honestly lol now that i think about it more

Possibly just wanted to support a Tech Youtubers channel, and i fell for the Acronis discount, when i didn't even really need it i realize now

To follow on from my earlier comment, I find Reflect incremental/differential images are great (especially coupled with Rapid Delta Restore) when you want to just test a new app but revert immediately after if you decide not to keep the new app. Make an incremental before installing and you can revert very quickly.

It avoids all the detritus left behind from uninstalling an app.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

bikemanI7

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Well i can't even reinstall Macrium Reflect, just sits there at Please Wait, even though i followed Acronis uninstall instructions, doesn't look like i have a Macrium Reflect image prior to using Acronis a bit though

Sighs don't wanna really do a second clean Windows 11 Pro 64bit install, but may have to if can't solve this sighs

Can't Even reinstall Acronis at all now

Should've not even tried Acronis in the first place, might end up having to do another clean install of Windows 11 Pro 64bit now all cause of this sighs, then probably clean install of Windows 10 Home on Laptop as well, as if it didn't uninstall properly from Desktop, imagine will have the same problems on PC 2 as well

Macrium gives code 0x01

Acronis install just fails
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H Rev 1.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 4TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
    PSU
    EVGA G3 650 Watt
    Case
    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler, 3 Front Intake Fans, 1 120 Exhaust in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
    Internet Speed
    Extreme 600Mbps/20Mbps upload
    Browser
    MS Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free
    Other Info
    UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, Macrium 8 Home Edition

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Well i can't even reinstall Macrium Reflect, just sits there at Please Wait, even though i followed Acronis uninstall instructions, doesn't look like i have a Macrium Reflect image prior to using Acronis a bit though

Sighs don't wanna really do a second clean Windows 11 Pro 64bit install, but may have to if can't solve this sighs

Can't Even reinstall Acronis at all now

Should've not even tried Acronis in the first place, might end up having to do another clean install of Windows 11 Pro 64bit now all cause of this sighs, then probably clean install of Windows 10 Home on Laptop as well, as if it didn't uninstall properly from Desktop, imagine will have the same problems on PC 2 as well

Macrium gives code 0x01

Acronis install just fails
Try using Revo Uninstaller
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

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I was a long-time user and gave up on Acronis several years back, when Win10 came out. Its sleeper background processes were slowing the CPU to a crawl and no amount of tweaking or uninstalling/reinstalling would fix it. I'm a happy Macrium user now after a short experiment with AOEMI.
 

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    Win 11 Pro (Insider Beta channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AN515-54
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, Intel UHD 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer CB272D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB and 1T SSD
    Keyboard
    Logitech K375S
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    250MB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Dev Channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E7240
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.69 GHz (non-compliant)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics Family
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Well now can't get Acronis reinstalled, Revo unintaller sees nothing after uninstalling it the first time, tried Acronis cleanup utlity--nada lol, still can't reinstall either one lol. So finished backing up all the files, and proceeding with Windows 11 clean install, and this time staying with Macrium Reflect Home and not switching for anything
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H Rev 1.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
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IF you have a Reflect image from before you installed Acronis, restoring from that would be the absolute best way to remove Acronis.

That was the thing I would have done...

Well i can't even reinstall Macrium Reflect, just sits there at Please Wait, even though i followed Acronis uninstall instructions, doesn't look like i have a Macrium Reflect image prior to using Acronis a bit though

No problem. Use your Macrium recovery options or bootable media. You haven't made one? Make one on another PC or just install W 'anything' 10 or 11 over the top of what you have booting from the install media, then install Macrium Free and then use that to restore your Macrium image.

As long as you have the image file there are always ways and means.

Fwiw I used to be a long term Acronis fan but that soured back around 2012 onward when the product just became bloated and buggy and more trouble than it was worth.
 

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Well no version of Macrium would reinstall, ended up going with clean install of system, making base image soon here before everything reinstalled, and then will make another after everyting reinstalled i think.

Did have boot media for Macrium, but wasn't sure that would've even worked

Swapping to PC 2 to get the base image done on Desktop in a few minutes

And agrees Acronis ended up being more trouble than worth, and still have to hopefully uninstall it properly on Laptop, as don't really wanna clean install a second machine for today

Desktop should be fine for a while now

*And Gonna learn more on Macrium and how to do a restore properly in the future and remake the bootable media as well*

Still a bit of a noob when it comes to restoring my image backups i'm afraid, but getting there slowly lol
 
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Laptop Uninstall went without a hitch with Revo Uninstaller on that machine, Macrium reinstalled just fine, gonna complete updated backups on that one shortly, dumbo me prior to switching to Acronis, deleted all the old Images--oops--think proves still a noob when it comes to backing up the machines
 

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Well no version of Macrium would reinstall

That's right :) but it should do with a fresh Windows install. Then reinstall Macrium, then restore your image. You don't need set anything up. If you have the Macrium installer file on USB then you don't even need to go on line with the new install which means no delays as the fresh installs launches into all its updates.

And Gonna learn more on Macrium and how to do a restore properly in the future and remake the bootable media as well

As long as you have the image file then you can restore it.

You also have to be 100% confident in your backup/restores and you should try them for real. It should not be a traumatic experience because you should know for sure it will work.
 

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Yeah gonna be more confident, and if i have an image prior to trying Acronis on the 2nd Machine Laptop will definitely attempt a restore for first time, as normally i'd make the images, but never done any restores as i was like not sure if it would go fine or not

Desktop already reinstalled everything via downloads from WIndows Update, and Steam and Origin, but i can definitely clean up Laptop more if this image is good on the external and i have 1 of the OS M.2 and Storage drive as well (as due to size constraints on Laptop) most of the games and programs on 1TB storage drive, M.2 for Laptop is only 128gb
 

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