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Last post Author Topic: Acronis total dirt OS selector - kills hard drives!  (Read 15048 times)

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Re: Acronis total dirt OS selector - kills hard drives!
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2008, 05:49:47 PM »
I have not done dual booting in ages. I find it safer to use VMWare or get a separate desktop for each OS I want to install. I have one desktop for Windows XP and one for Ubuntu Linux.

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Re: Acronis total dirt OS selector - kills hard drives!
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2008, 08:37:48 PM »
I've learnt from experience not to trust Acronis products. Tried TrueImage and it refused to restore a 'verified' disk image. Even when the restore worked it would mess up the Windows SID so Vista wouldn't load. I have since started using Ghost/DriveImage. The Vista bootloader (bcdedit) is a lot more capable and there are some nice Gui's to use it  (EasyBcd, Vista boot pro), if that works for you.