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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.

Thank you.

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Legend
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#1

If you have previously purchased and registered your license serial number for any verison of ATI, then you should be able to log in to your Acronis Account and download a copy of the application files from there, including an ISO image file for the Linux based rescue media that can be used to create optical media or used with a tool such as Rufus to create a USB key to boot from.

If you have never registered your Acronis products to an Acronis Account, then you would need to purchase ATI 2020 and use the Acronis rescue media builder tool to create media to use to boot your computer.

See KB 63226: Acronis True Image 2020: how to create bootable media and KB 59877: Acronis True Image: how to distinguish between UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes of Acronis Bootable Media

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#2

As you can read in my original post, I had to re-buy Acronis. While this doesn't explicitly state that I registered it, it would seem to imply it. 

Furthermore, the question was "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."

For some reason, no matter how many times I repeat this simple question, no one seems able to give a plain answer.

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#3

All versions of the Acronis Rescue Media will work standalone and fully outside of any installed Operating System.  So your new purchased version will do so also if you create the rescue media.

You haven't told us what version of ATI you have purchased which means our replies to you cannot be more relevant.

All versions include the option to download an ISO image of the Linux based rescue media provided that you have registered your license to your Acronis Account, otherwise, you would need to install ATI in Windows and then use the Acronis Rescue Media Builder tool to make the standalone media.

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#4

I give up. It must be some kind of mental block.

I won't mark the issue as solved because it hasn't been solved, but I won't trouble anyone with it anymore. Bye.