Acronis Home 11 Trial Version WARNING!
I installed the Acronis Home 11 Trial version a few days ago, but decided that the integrated Backup and Restore function of Windows 7 was good enough for me. I would only be able to save backups on my internal hard disk using Acronis, but having an external hard drive on which to save the ones made with Windows 7's backup system is fine with me. (I am a simple user only making a first complete system backup (image), and then once every 2-3 weeks an incremental one. Nothing else.)
So I un-installed the Acronis Home 11 Trial version. But after that to my surprise the blue hyperlink on Windows 7's Control Panel for making backups with Windows 7's default Backup program was dead. I could not use Windows 7's Backup utility anymore!
Maybe there is info somewhere on how to get Windows 7's Backup program back to functioning again.
I used Home 10 for 5 years on my previous laptop with xp, and it saved me lots of work, as before the time I had Acronis I would sometimes in desperation reformat, not knowing how to undue the mess I made. It would take me days to get my laptop back in the state it was before. With Acronis it would take about 15 minutes.
But this time it was Acronis who made the mess... or so it seemed.