Want to get your hands on a free copy of Acronis True Image 10? Act quickly and you can! In conjunction with PC World, Acronis is currently giving away licenses of True Image 10 Personal Edition.
The catch, of course, is that they hope you like the now-outdated version 10 so much that you decide to upgrade to the newer 2009 version.
The site is currently getting hammered pretty hard, so you may have to try several times to register if you really want it. Registration only requires a name, valid e-mail, and a listing of other PC publications that you read (mess with their heads – put TipsFor.us in there).
Once you register for free, you will receive a confimation e-mail, then a temporary password. I found that since the UK site was getting slammed so hard, it was faster to proceed to the US site (link), log in under My Account, and download the software under Registered Products.
Miss this deal? Don’t fret. There are other free ways to create and restore hard disk images. We’ve documented a few already.
Option 1 – Macrium Reflect Free Edition (tutorial)
Option 2 – Driveimage XML (tutorial)
Option 3 – ntfsclone (tutorial)