Run the setup file. Before starting the setup process, Acronis True Image Home 2012 will check for a newer build on the Web site. If there is one, the newer version will be offered for installation.
In the install menu, click Install to start the installation procedure.
Read and accept the terms of the license agreement in the License Agreement window.
Read the participation terms and decide whether you want to participate in the Acronis Customer Experience Program.
In the Serial number window, enter a serial number for the full or trial version. Type or copy and paste the serial number in the text box.
To get a serial number for the free trial version at Acronis Web site, click Get trial serial number. The serial number will be sent to a specified e-mail address. The trial version of Acronis True Image Home 2012 works for 30 days.
Set additional options - if this check box is selected, the Setup options step becomes available.
Activate the product automatically - select this check box to activate the product via the Internet during the installation. You may clear the check box. In that case you will need to activate the product after installation. See details in Acronis True Image Home 2012 activation.
This step is available only if the Set additional options check box is selected in the Serial number window.
In the Setup options window, choose the installation options:
Select the components which you want to install:
Acronis True Image Home 2012 - the main component which allows you to back up, recover and synchronize your data, add and clone hard disks, etc.
Rescue Media Builder - this component allows you to create bootable rescue media, such as CDs, USB flash drives, etc. You might not need this tool if you purchased a boxed product that contains a bootable CD. Installing the Bootable Rescue Media Builder will allow you to create bootable media or its ISO image at any time from the main program window or running Bootable Rescue Media Builder on its own.
Under Administrator options, choose the program availability: Install for all users that share this computer or Install for the current user only.
Change the installation folder, if necessary.
Click Proceedto begin installation. To make changes in the setup, use the Backand Nextbuttons.
If you purchased a boxed product, the installation CD contains an installation file for installing an Acronis True Image Home 2012 plug-in for the BartPE utility. BartPE (Bart Preinstalled Environment) is a bootable Windows CD/DVD created from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD. Applications are installed into BartPE in the form of plug-ins and the Acronis True Image Home 2012 plug-in can be included into the BartPE plug-in tab. Booting from the BartPE CD/DVD with the included Acronis True Image Home 2012 plug-in will allow you to work in a well-known Windows environment and use practically all Acronis True Image Home 2012 functionality for recovering your system from a disaster. For more information on the BartPE visit the BartPE homepage at http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/.
You can also download that installation file from the Acronis Web site.
Recovering from an Acronis True Image Home 2012 error
If Acronis True Image Home 2012 ceased running or produced errors, its files might be corrupted. To repair this problem, you first have to recover the program. To do this, run Acronis True Image Home 2012 installer again. It will detect Acronis True Image Home 2012 on your computer and will ask you if you want to repair or remove it.
Removing Acronis True Image Home 2012
Select Start-> Settings->Control panel -> Add or remove programs -> Acronis True Image Home 2012 -> Remove. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
If you use Windows Vista, select Start-> Control panel ->Programs and Features -> Acronis True Image Home 2012 -> Remove. Then follow the instructions on the screen. You may have to reboot your computer afterwards to complete the task.
If you use Windows 7, select Start-> Control Panel ->Uninstall a program -> Acronis True Image Home 2012 -> Uninstall. Then follow the instructions on the screen. You may have to reboot your computer afterwards to complete the task.
If you used the Acronis Secure Zone, Acronis Nonstop Backup or Acronis Extended Capacity Manager, select in the window that appears what to do with the zone, Nonstop Backup storages or extended capacity disks. Then click Next to proceed with the uninstallation procedure.
Upgrading from old versions of Acronis True Image Home
If you already have Acronis True Image Home installed, the new version will simply update it; there is no need to remove the old version and reinstall the software.
Please keep in mind that the backups created by the later program version may be incompatible with the previous program versions. Therefore if you roll back Acronis True Image Home 2012 to an older version, you likely will have to re-create the backups using the older version. We strongly recommend that you create new bootable media after each Acronis True Image Home upgrade.