Solved Should I start thinking about other than Macrium

jimbo45

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
2:56 AM
Posts
597
Location
Hafnarfjörður IS
Hi folks
Over the years I've used Macrium a lot and can't think of a more reliable solution. For what I need V7 FREE version just does everything I want or need for Windows OS backup. -- I don't see the necessity of paying 60 EUR for V8 HOME for using features I don't really need.

There doesn't seem any V8 FREE version in the wings which brings into question how long will W7 be supported for.

If W7 is on the way out with only the paid version of W8 available or perhaps I should devise another backup strategy, I can always mount a Live Linux distro and backup windows partitions etc using DD or rsync. Macrium is an excellent product so I hope Paragon doesn't leave 100,000's of its users in the lurch.

Any thoughts --anyone. -- I'm not anti pro paid software but not for something that doesn't bring for me anything new to the table from what I've been using for years FREE.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

johnlgalt

Antidisestablishmentarianistentarianist
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
1,873
Location
3rd Rock
uh, from Reflect Free Edition

Before you jump straight to the free option, why not check out Reflect 8 Home? Our 30-day trial of Reflect 8 Home is the ideal way to explore what we have to offer with absolutely no risk. If for whatever reason you decide it isn’t right for you, any backups you create during the trial will still be accessible as the software reverts to Reflect Free 8. Risk free backup software that just works!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4

TVeblen

Member
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
9
That's good info. I did not see that when looking at V8.
Does anyone know if you can switch to Reflect Free 8 immediately from Settings?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengence 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX1060
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black Nvme 500GB
    Toshiba X300 5TB
    PSU
    Corsair RMx 850
    Case
    Antec P101 Silent
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    MS KC0405
    Mouse
    Logitec M-U0007
    Internet Speed
    400 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast!
    Other Info
    I have a Case Speaker!

johnlgalt

Antidisestablishmentarianistentarianist
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
1,873
Location
3rd Rock
I never though to do that - let me check.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4

johnlgalt

Antidisestablishmentarianistentarianist
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
1,873
Location
3rd Rock
Not that I can see - and the product itself says that it is a trial, and that to 'continue using this product you must buy a license'.

So, conflicting info. It doesn't say anything, in the product itself, about reverting to free.

I suspect that will be added in a future update.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4

TVeblen

Member
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
9
Yes, that was my conclusion. An incentive to get people to use the paid software and new version now, then offer a free version later to attract more potential customers.
I use the Rescue USB method exclusively to do my backups, so I suppose I could use the free trial to create one, then I'm good to go either way?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengence 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX1060
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black Nvme 500GB
    Toshiba X300 5TB
    PSU
    Corsair RMx 850
    Case
    Antec P101 Silent
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    MS KC0405
    Mouse
    Logitec M-U0007
    Internet Speed
    400 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast!
    Other Info
    I have a Case Speaker!

brummyfan

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
107
My Trial ends tomorrow, let me see whether it reverts to v7, if it doesn't I may have to reinstall v7.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Build 22478.1012
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
    Acer Superb_CFS
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
    Browser
    Edge
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home(19043.1263)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator G9-793
    CPU
    i7-6700HQ
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    GTX1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Try3

Member
Member
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
89
My understanding of the situation is that they will start offering v8 as the readily-downloadable free version when 90 days have passed since v8 first became available [which might well have been the start of June].

Just to avoid confusion - I mean when MR v8 free can be downloaded straight from their website. I'm not referring to what the trial version does when the trial expires.

I think it was @Bree who posted that info.

Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.194

johnlgalt

Antidisestablishmentarianistentarianist
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
1,873
Location
3rd Rock
Right. But on the website it says the trial reverts to 8 Free after trial period is over - which is only 30 days. Meanwhile, in app, it only says that to continue using after trial period you need to buy the app.

So, a bit confusing.

I suspect that it will just revert on its own, but if it locks people out, right now, that is not going to be good PR for them.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
845

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

jimbo45

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
2:56 AM
Posts
597
Location
Hafnarfjörður IS
Hi there

and after the 30 day thing !!!

If there IS a free V8 I'll be 100% happy to use it -- so far no smidgen of its appearance yet -- although the interesting idea that after the free trial of V8 expires it will revert to Free version.

@Bree let's know what happens at end of your trial.

Perhaps this is an unpublished way to get V8 Free version.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
845
@Bree let's know what happens at end of your trial.

Oh I don't have the trial, my v8 is paid-for Home. I bought the v8 upgrade for my v7 4-pack of licences.

But I have more machines than licences. By removing the licence from an installed v8 Home that too reverts to v8 Free. Having taken a note of the v8 Free key, I then restored its licence key.

Now I can install the v8 Trial on my other machines, then by clicking 'purchase' I can install the v8 Free key to turn it into v8 Free immediately.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
845
There doesn't seem any V8 FREE version in the wings which brings into question how long will W7 be supported for.

V7 is still supported, it actually got an update after the release of v8. Macrium have stated that each version will remain in Extended Support until one year after the release of the next. For V7 that's until 18 May 2022.


But Macrium can be flexible with their support, despite passing the end of official support in Feb 2018, v6 has had updates as recently as 8th May 2019
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Superfly

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:56 AM
Posts
237
Hi there

and after the 30 day thing !!!

If there IS a free V8 I'll be 100% happy to use it -- so far no smidgen of its appearance yet -- although the interesting idea that after the free trial of V8 expires it will revert to Free version.

@Bree let's know what happens at end of your trial.

Perhaps this is an unpublished way to get V8 Free version.

Cheers
jimbo
Change system date to post expiry date and start Macrium Trial - it will present a pop-up with the option to continue with v8 as Free.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows

brummyfan

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
107

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Build 22478.1012
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
    Acer Superb_CFS
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
    Browser
    Edge
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home(19043.1263)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator G9-793
    CPU
    i7-6700HQ
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    GTX1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

jimbo45

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
2:56 AM
Posts
597
Location
Hafnarfjörður IS
Hi there

Thanks everybody
will do

seems strange though this "backdoor way of getting V8 free --why don't they just release it now if people are doing this !!!
Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

f14tomcat

Well Known Member
Member
VIP
Local time
10:56 PM
Posts
151
Location
This side of the Atlantic
Hi there

Thanks everybody
will do

seems strange though this "backdoor way of getting V8 free --why don't they just release it now if people are doing this !!!
Cheers
jimbo
Bree, and others, will find the tricky little ways of dealing with Software, such as this case with Macrium. I believe Bree mention a while back that Macrium had some tech issues after the V8 trial expired trying to get it back to V7. They found it safer and easier to just let it fall to V8 Free. And all the word I've heard is V8 will be available across the board mid August. So 5-6 weeks away.

"why don't they just release it now if people are doing this !!!" ............. gotta remember, even though we come up with a lot of "workarounds" and solutions, "we" are a small part of the Macrium ecosystem. Drawing inferences of the general user community based on what we do here as part of a Skunk Works is easy to do, but probably not very accurate.

Cheers! :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Alienware Aurora R6
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz OC 4.8GHz - Kaby Lake
    Motherboard
    Alienware 07HV66 (U3E1)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti w/11GB GDDR5X & Intel HD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" Curved C27F591
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe PM961 NVMe SSD SAMSUNG (Boot),
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 (SATA),
    1TB Samsung SSD 850 EVO,
    1TB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162,
    1TB WD Elements 10A8 USB Device,
    1TB BUFFALO HD-PNTU3 USB Device,
    1TB x4 Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    850W PSU Liquid Cooled Chassis - CyberPower 1500 UPS
    Case
    Alienware Mid-Tower (Dell)
    Cooling
    Liquid Cooled - 3 fan - Top exhaust
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1 Gigabit
    Browser
    FF, Chrome, Opera, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender, MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware
    Other Info
    Blueray R/W Optical,
    Canon MX410 series Printer/Fax/Scanner/Copier,
    Altec 5.1 Speakers L-R, Mid Base Boom,

    Macrium Home Premium, Revo Pro, Screenspresso Pro

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
845
seems strange though this "backdoor way of getting V8 free --why don't they just release it now....
They did exactly the same thing when v7 was released - I've previously checked back through the Wayback Machine and v6 Free remained the only free download option until at least six months after v7 was released. 90 days, if they stick to it, is actually quite quick.

It's marketing, I assume. They want you to take the trial in the hope that you'll like v8 enough to buy it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
845
I believe Bree mention a while back that Macrium had some tech issues after the V8 trial expired trying to get it back to V7.
Yes, the wording on the Reflect Free download page initially said v8 Trial would revert to v7 Free.

In fact, I had that leaked copy of v8 Beta in a VM, it got all the updates throughout Beta testing, with the last 'patch' when testing ended being the v7 Free installer. That worked to revert it to v7, but for some reason when they tried it with the v8 Trial the v7 'patch' refused to install, saying a newer version was already installed.

I guess that with v8 Free due to be released soon they decided it wasn't worth the effort to try and make it work, so allowed it to revert to v8 Free instead.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

brummyfan

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
3:56 AM
Posts
107
Yes, once the Trial expired the licence switched to v8 Free version.
Capture.JPG
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Build 22478.1012
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
    Acer Superb_CFS
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
    Browser
    Edge
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home(19043.1263)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator G9-793
    CPU
    i7-6700HQ
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    GTX1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Top Bottom