As a previous customer of Serif, I can buy their Acronis True Image 8.0 backup and system ghosting software for £9.95 plus £3 p&p.
Does anyone have any experience of this software. Is it worth buying? I know this is a cheap price, and could be described as "worth the risk" but I don't want to find myself one day trying to restore my system from a rubbish image, at any price!
Acronis in my opinion is the best there is. Any version 7, 8, or 9. It has saved my bacon many times. Make sure you take advantage of the "Secure Zone" all you need to do is hit F11 on boot and it will restore your computer.I backup to Secure Zone and my slave HDD alternately on weekly basis.
Without question the most important piece of software - other than Windows - you will ever buy. No more agonising over your choice of anti-virus, anti-spyware, Firewall etc. Even if they all let you down Acronis will put you back where you were.
Definitely agree with the praise for Acronis but remember to let it burn a 'recovery manager' cd for you. You can boot from this if windows is stuffed and recover from your external or second HD, where-ever you stored your backup image. It boots up to a graphical interface which allows use of mouse.
No it first payed for version I have used, I also got Acronis Disc Directore Suit 10. both these I downloaded and payed for Acronis Direct. Both are cheaper from Amazon. I used all free stuff before this one. But am more than happy with what I got.