Acronis True Image Home is a mature and capable application. In the 2009 version they have improved compatibility with Vista, both visually with the Vista Aero theme and in actual program use.
Also, we have only touched on what we consider the most important parts of the application here. There are other features and settings left for you to investigate.
Does True Image Home 2009 fulfill its promise as being an easy-to-use program for beginners and more experienced users alike?
Yes, I think so. The many wizards in the program organize setting up program tasks in a logical way with frequent and sufficient explanations for each step involved.
After the first backup (the "One-Touch" feature can quickly get you up and running with your first backup), scheduled backups should be set it and forget it. True Image will watch the storage space and rotate the backups as needed.
And they haven't messed with what the program was already great at - making a disk image for a new hard-drive - which, once again, went off without a hitch.
So, yes, we can recommend Acronis True Image Home 2009 both as a home backup solution, for all versions of Vista, and as a laptop hard drive cloning/copying utility.
Acronis True Image Home 2009 Homepage $49.99
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