Acronis True Image 2019 How to create rescue bootable media on Windows Computer

It is strongly recommend to create bootable rescue media immediately after the first backup. If the operating system crashes, the only way to restore it from Acronis True Image 2019 backup is restoring from the bootable media.

You can create a rescue bootable media – a standalone version of Acronis True Image that you can use to boot a crashed machine or a machine without any operating system and restore an image of your system.

Follow these instructions to create a bootable media:

  • Open Acronis True Image

  • On the left menu, select Tools

  • Under Tools section, click on Rescue Media Builder

  • Choose a creation method:

    • Simple — This is the easiest option. Acronis True Image will choose the optimal media type for your computer. If you use Windows 7 or a later version, WinRE-based media will be created. For users of Windows XP, Acronis True Image checks if WAIK or WADK is installed on your computer, and if so, then WinPE-based media will be created. Otherwise, Acronis Media Builder will create a Linux-based media.
    • Advanced — This option allows you to choose a media type, therefore you can create the rescue media not only for your computer, but for a computer running a different Windows version. 

Guide For Simple Media Creation

  • Select a destination for the media:

    • CD/DVD
    • USB flash drive
    • ISO image file
    • WIM image file (available only for WinPE-based media)
  • Click Proceed

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