I use them occasionally to perform a full system restore.
They require about an hour of 'babysitting' to key in the same commands I did last time around.
When I'm done doing so I reload half a dozen of my favorite programs, including Google Sketchup Pro, VLC Player, PDFXchange, and a few others like screen capture utilities.
Recently I wondered if it might not be possible to incorporate ALL of the above on one BOOTABLE media, that I could just insert, click "start" and be done with it.
After a few days of frustrating research I downloaded a trial of Acronis Home 2012 and it seemed pretty straightforward. I followed directions to a "T". Built a 'bootable' drive containing 9.2gb of data onto a formatted 16gb USB stick, and when I attempted to boot off the resulting drive my computer did not recognize it. I did all of the proper F10... assign usb drive for boot.... etc.
I inserted the drive into a working computer and it contains the following..
Local disk ©1.tib
Local disk ©2.tib
All my attempts to get help from the Acronis forum have devolved into a truly bizarre, sometimes testy, exchange about what it is exactly I'm trying to accomplish. Which is amazing. It's ultimately simple. A is on my harddrive.
I want to put A on a bootable recovery media that I can use to replace A, in it's entirety, back to my harddrive.
But everyone seems confused about my aims.
This is mind boggling.
Any help please??????
Edited by svejk, 22 January 2012 - 11:02 AM.