Where do I find an older version?
I used to have an older version of Acronis. I used it purely for cloning - my preferred backup method- and it worked. It worked by rebooting and cloning the source outside of Windows. Better still, I could tell it to shut down my machine after it had finished. This was perfect for me because I used to run my backups overnight.
Then I replaced my motherboard and chip and, long story short, I was forced to do a clean re-install, and this in turn meant I had to re-buy and re-download Acronis. This version insists on doing its business within Windows, won't let me tell it to shutdown afterwards, and far worse, doesn't actually work. When I try to reboot using the target drive as my new system drive, all I get is a blank screen and a LOT of disc activity, which goes on apparently forever. Or would if I let it.
How/where can I find an earlier version of Acronis? One that works outside of Windows: one that shuts down when it's done: and one that actually, you know, clones the drive.