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What's the freq. Kenneth?
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They have been on 3.2 for a while (Sept. 2015), thus I am guessing they are going to upgrade.

I own the lifetime updates version, but here is what I wrote a couple years ago about the (free version of the) software:

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In the back of my mind, I have sometimes wondered if backing up my system with this software would also send a copy of some of my data to China. I have never seen strange network activity with it, but the though is always there.

I guess a new version is out.

That said, I just checked to see what version I have installed on my system. When I started it I get this popup (bolding is mine):

Quote from AOMEI :
Expiration Notice:
The expired version only supports backup operation, while the restore and other operations are no longer available. You can upgrade to the full version now or later when you need to perform restore or other operations.
And there is a nice little cart button with "Buy Now" in the corner.


WTF. What backup software company would disable RESTORES instead of stopping the use of future backups?


All traces of their software will promptly and permanently erased from my system.
I found it good software, I did wind up buying the lifetime version on sale at a later time.

(even though I did say I was going to remove the software, the lifetime sale changed my mind about using it) I am glad I did not have to 'panic' buy the upgrade from the free version.

I putting this out there. If you decide to use this 'free' software to backup critical data, there is a chance some point in the future that you can't do a needed restore without paying.
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They have been on 3.2 for a while (Sept. 2015), thus I am guessing they are going to upgrade.

I own the lifetime updates version, but here is what I wrote a couple years ago about the software:

I found it good software, I did wind up buying the lifetime version on sale at a later time. I am glad I did not have to 'panic' buy the upgrade from the free version.

I putting this out there. If you decide to use this 'free' software to backup critical data, there is a chance some point in the future that you can't do a needed restore without paying.
Did you mean that you got the expiration warning on a free version you installed or the lifetime updates version you purchased? What are the benefits of using this over the built-in windows backup? Thanks!
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Did you mean that you got the expiration warning on a free version you installed or the lifetime updates version you purchased? What are the benefits of using this over the built-in windows backup? Thanks!
The notice was when I was using the free version. [It would have been the proper thing to disable making more backups, and allowing restores that were already created to be restored, but apparently this is not part of their business model.]

I could not answer your second question, because I quit depending on Windows backup when they removed most of its function in ver 8.1 . (I have not looked at the version 10 revamp, because I use AOMEI.

(Although, most of my backup is file-to-file copy onto external media of all my documents, pictures, etc. I use AOMEI was a way to quickly restore my system into a working state if the book drive fails)
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