UPDATE: There are some extra requirements for Windows to boot. I am not really sure if they are added to the boot media, but those are the requirements: 20 random access memory. Please refer to SDRAM . PDR – Power Down Resume. Microsoft Windows 7 has SDRAM spec and SDRAM specifer Separated memory from the computer. Please refer to Core memory . A network card. Additional hardware requirements are listed on MSDN: About Windows Boot Configuration Data
I have tried with both Windows 7/8 and got the same results both as 7 and 8.1 (probably it could be a policy to test both). When I try to backup my C: drive, the backup will be created but it took a couple hours to complete. (Average CPU: 1minute, 2% to 30% CPU usage (100%) ). It would be nice if I can see the progress of the imaging process and screenshots of the backup files. I used MLB and Ciaran's 2012 set of screenshots for reference.
It works and it's free, that's what it's got going for it. If you have a lot of data to back up, you'll get more bang for your buck by paying a subscription for Acronis True Image's disk image recovery tools. And if you don't take off the bootable CD then the Lite version is still functional. 7211a4ac4a