For example, I have Seagate and WD spin drives as well as a Samsung SSD installed on my system. Would one of these OEM versions work across the board for me? Branded OEM editions have hardware locks, so you will need to have Western Digital drive in your system to run Acronis True Image WD Edition that provided to you by WDC.
I am trying to clone my existing 500GB laptop drive to a new WD SSD Blue 500GB using Acronis True Image WD Edition that was downloaded from the WD site.
Seagate DiscWizard and Maxtor MaxBlast is an OEM version of Acronis True Image, a popular disk imaging, cloning and backup software utility for computers. The full version of Acronis True Image Home edition will cost its user a hefty $49.99 for puchasing, while both Seagate DiscWizard and Maxtor MaxBlast is free of charge. Yep if you have either a WD, Seagate, Hitachi, or Samsung drive. You can get a legal copy of Acronis for free!http://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=enht. Yes, DiskWizard was suggested with the Seagate Barricuda 3TB drive, it installed effortlessly, and provided problem free access to the drive for many many months. I bought Acronis TIH in 2011 to replace Norton, and that worked fine using the 3TB as backup archive storage.
The WD SSD Dashboard can see my USB-attached WD SSD Blue 500GB.
However, when I try to run the Acronis WD Edition software it says “Acronis True Image WD Edition Installation Restricted - This product edition requires at least one Western Digital drive to be installed in your system”
How do I fix this?
UPDATE 1 :
I have temporarily bypassed this problem by plugging in one of my other WD external USB hard drives.
The Acronis software appears to be loading. Stay tuned…
I can now get through the source and destination disk selection process in Acronis. The cloning screen starts up and then I get a “You Must Reboot Computer to continue” message.
When I do that (3 times so far) It just reboots the computer. The Acronis cloning procedure does not restart. A check in Task Manager confirms that no Acronis process is running.
I finally gave up on Aronis.
I finally got it working by using the free edition of EaseUS ToDo Backup.
It didn’t work for me the first time because I didn’t read the instructions and I didn’t check the Advanced Settings (or something like that) and made sure that “Sector by sector clone” and “Optimize for SSD” boxes were checked.
Once I did that, the clone worked out fine, although it seemed to take forever, like 3 hours.
If you own an OEM version of Acronis True Image (Acronis True Image Personal, Acronis True Image HD, or Acronis True Image Data Protection), you can upgrade to the latest retail version of Acronis True Image with a discount: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/promotion/oem-upgrade/
To be able to upgrade to Acronis True Image from an OEM version, you either need to have this OEM version installed and activated on the PC, or you need to have the serial number of the OEM version on hand.
Upgrade from an OEM version with a serial number
Acronis Seagate Edition
If you have received Acronis True Image OEM with a serial number, you can upgrade to the full version of Acronis True Image regardless of whether Acronis True Image OEM is still installed on your PC. During the upgrade process, you will be prompted to specify the serial number of your OEM version.
If you have lost the serial number, please contact the hardware manufacturer who provided you with the OEM version of Acronis True Image.
Upgrade from an OEM version without a serial number
If you have received Acronis True Image OEM preinstalled on your PC and the product has been provided without a serial number, the software must be installed on your computer to allow upgrade to Acronis True Image. If you no longer have the software installed, please contact the hardware manufacturer who provided you with the OEM version of Acronis True Image.
Upgrade from partner-branded versions
If you want to upgrade from one of these editions:
- Seagate DiscWizard
- Acronis True Image WD Edition
- Intel Data Migration Software
- Acronis True Image for Crucial
you need to have this product installed and activated on your PC.
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If you have deleted the software, download and install it:
Once the OEM version is installed and activated, you can obtain and upgrade license using purchase links in the product, then upgrade your OEM installation to the latest retail version of Acronis True Image. During the upgrade process, Acronis True Image automatically detects and replaces the OEM version.
Support for OEM versions of Acronis True Image is provided by the hardware manufacturer from whom you have obtained the OEM version:
Seagate Support: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/contact_us/
WD Support: http://support.wdc.com/
Acronis Seagate Edition Download
Intel support: http://www.intel.com/support/contact-support.html
After upgrade, support for Acronis True Image is provided by Acronis according to the support program of this product.