When you start Acronis True Image Home 2011 for the first time after installation, it will search for Acronis backups on your computer. If any backups are found (created by the current or an earlier version of Acronis True Image Home 2011), the Welcome screen will be skipped. All found backups will be added to the backup list in the program.
The Welcome screen appears if:
- No backups have been found during search.
- Some backups have been found, but no information about the backups is available for Acronis True Image Home 2011 (backup source, backup destination, backup schedule etc.). For example, this may occur if a backup was created on another computer. Acronis True Image Home 2011 will add them to the backup list.
- If you have a large number of preexisting backups or if the overall performance of your system is low, the search for backups may take a long time. In this case, the Welcome screen may also appear.
Welcome screen offers you to choose the following items:
- Back up my critical data
Select this item to use the Acronis One-Click Backup tool that allows you to begin protecting your computer as soon as you install Acronis True Image Home 2011. The default settings provide regularly updated backup of your system partition, and nonstop protection of your personal data. The tool will also analyze your storage devices and choose the optimum place for the backups.
- Use backup assistant
Select this item if you want the program to assist you in choosing what data to back up, how and where to back up.
- Go to main screen
Select this item if you want to go to the main program window.