Acronis True Image Home 2012 activation

To use Acronis True Image Home 2012, you need to activate it via the Internet. Without activation the fully functional product works for 30 days. If you do not activate it during that period, all the program functions become unavailable except the recovery.

You can activate Acronis True Image Home 2012 either on your computer or from another computer, if your computer is not connected to the Internet.

Activation on a computer connected to the Internet

If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can activate the product either automatically or from within the program.

To activate the product automatically:

  1. Start the installation procedure. See details in Acronis True Image Home 2012 installation.
  2. At the Serial number step, select the Activate Acronis True Image Home 2012 automatically check box. In this case Acronis True Image Home 2012 will try to perform activation during the first start after installation.

To activate the product from the main screen:

  1. Start Acronis True Image Home 2012.
  2. On the main program screen, click Activate now on the information bar.

If the computer where you install Acronis True Image Home 2012 does not have Internet connection or if the program cannot connect to Acronis Activation Server, you may select one of the following actions:

Activation from another computer

If your computer is not connected to the Internet, you may activate Acronis True Image Home 2012 by using another computer which has connection to the Internet.

To activate the product from another computer:

  1. Install and start Acronis True Image Home 2012.
  2. On the main program screen, click Activate now on the information bar.
  3. In the opened window, select Activate from another computer.
  4. In the Acronis True Image Home 2012 Activation window, perform 3 simple steps:
    1. Save your installation code to a file by clicking the Save to file button, and specify a removable media as the file location (for example, a USB flash drive). You may also simply write down this code on a piece of paper.
    2. On another computer which has the Internet connection, go to http://www.acronis.com/activation/. The instructions on the screen will help you to get your activation code by using the installation code. Save the obtained activation code to a file on a removable media, or write it down on paper.
    3. On your computer, click the Load from file button and specify a path to the file with the activation code; or, simply type it into the box from the piece of paper.
  5. Click Activate.

Moving license between computers

One serial number allows you to install Acronis True Image Home 2012 on a limited number of computers. The Standard edition of the product can be activated on 1 computer only. For the Family Pack edition the limit is 3 computers. If during activation Acronis True Image Home 2012 detects that the limit is exceeded, it displays an appropriate error message. In such a case you can either buy a new serial number or move the license to your new computer from another one on which the product is already activated. If you want to move the license, perform the following steps.

To move the license from another computer:

  1. In the window with the error message, click Move license from another computer.
  2. On the opened Web page follow the instructions on the screen.

    To perform this step, you need to have Acronis account. If you do not have an account yet, then create it first. You also have to register your serial number, if you have not done it. Then you need to choose from the list a computer from which you want to move the license. Note that on the chosen computer the product will be deactivated.