Okay you lot, I get it... it's my fault Acronis 2012 doesn't work because I installed Win 8.
The point is, however, 2012 is not yet over, Windows 8 is all you can get when buying a new machine [thus making it the current OS], yet Acronis will not update True Image 2012 [the current edition] for 1000's of loyal customers who happen to be current with MS' preferred OS.... and you'll see just how preferred it is when support for previous editions ceases in around 12 to 18 months time.
If the software didn't explicitly support windows 8, then what are you complaining about? This topic makes no sense.
What am I complaining about? If I were bitching about True Image 2006 I could see your point... because that software is ancient in software terms However, [see above], what I'm bitching about is a software that was released for 2012, yet is useless for a 2012 released OS... before 2012 is over, and Acronis has no intention of updating it. I'd say that the topic makes perfect sense
2012 was out for a year. You were late for the party.
Doesn't matter if I was late to the party or not... it's STILL 2012, is it not?
Exactly how cheap would you like it?
Um..... how about zero dollars up front. Why? Because I would have to replace 2 pieces of software... True Image and the 2012 'Plus Pack', which bundles features [dissimilar hardware, etc] other devs have included as standard in their main backup program. There's 100's of users bitching on the Acronis forums about that one, among other things [adding bloat without fixing known issues], and many have, or are purchasing alternative solutions to their backup needs. I may yet do that... though I'll be keeping the $19.99 upgrade price in mind. Guess I'll see after checking out the competition and how Win 8's backup utility performs.