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What are people saying about AOMEI Backupper Pro

Amit I would like to purchase the license, but does it have both differential and incremental imaging ? and all features error free of both differential and incremental. I have seen lot of praise of the software but want to get clarified on these two.

Also, can anyone guide me to know (I am new to both differential and incr), which imaging is best and more commonly used - differential, or is incremental more commonly used by people. I would like to keep the total disk usage of harddrive low, (only image diff or incr every few days, say four) and a full backup every fortnight/monthly. The backup time to make image/performance when imaging are not a concern as imaging would be done every four days only, and that too not a full image, but only either of smaller ones.
Thanks bitsters and Aomei too.
Aug 22 2015 at 12:23am Copy Link
Ian Sample This is the Professional version and it does both differential and incremental imaging and it can merge backup images which may be useful .
Aug 22 2015 at 12:55am Copy Link
S G I have used Aomei Backupper and it is very good.

However, I would recommend the paid version of this, since the free version being offered here is can only be installed on the day of the offer.

Imaging software must often be installed again if you have a crash and actually need to use the software.

Seems like a poor choice of terms for the promotion.
Aug 22 2015 at 2:23am Copy Link
YURY KUZMIN AOMEI Backupper Professional is one of the best backup programs. Constantly give free promotions. And to make localization to any language can any newcomer. Just a text file en.txt to do the translation, and throw in a folder with the replacement.
Aug 22 2015 at 5:19am Copy Link
Frank User S.G. Yes that limiting of use to day of install is deal breaker. I mean really, what if drive installed to gets banged and reinstalled says Sorry. Left with good backups and no delivery method. Has to be free to use anytime w/ serial.
For now sticking with free Macrium Reflect.
Just curious if Aomei also requires making a DVD/USB boot for recovery?
Aug 22 2015 at 7:46am Copy Link
Jeff Titamer I hope this goes on sale when I get paid again but that's not until the 3rd.
Aug 22 2015 at 11:45am Copy Link
Frank User Yury thank you. Will be giving Aomei Backupper Pro a shot. Certainly covers my main concern!
Aug 22 2015 at 6:11pm Copy Link
William Todd I haven't used Backupper much, but from what I've seen it's a respectable product offering some features which others don't (especially in its free version). I'm not sure the concerns expressed here are very valid, since 1) the free version actually covers most of what the Pro version does and in particular can restore backup images made by the Pro version and 2) both versions allow you to create bootable CDs, DVDs, or thumb drives which also support most of the features of the Pro version (i.e., you really don't have to worry all that much about not being able to reinstall the Pro version should you lose it).
Aug 22 2015 at 9:12pm Copy Link
Amit Thanks Ian Sample. But can anyone clear to me the little difference between differential and incremental, and which is best for the scenario as i have said before, backing a full image every month orso and little adding to that by incremental or differential. Then the which these of is preferred ? And most used for occupying lesser harddrive for backups. Schedule being same - every 4 days and then full only every month or likewise. Thanks for guidance.
Aug 23 2015 at 12:09am Copy Link
TESS273 @Amit,

Which is better between Incre and Diff is hard to say. Both of them are useful in some cases and it's up to you.

The difference between Incre and Diff is,

Data(A) --- Initial Backup(1)
Data(B) is added. So Data is A+B. --- Backup(2)/// Both of them are same quad ad hoc.
Data(C) is added. So Data is A+B+C --- Backup(3)

The base backup of Differential is INITIAL Backup.
The base backup of Incremental is PREVIOUS Backup.

Second backup data is B.
If the third backup is Diff, backup data is B+C.
If the third backup is Incre backup data is C.

Data(D) is added. Backup.
You can answer the difference now? :p

The difference between two has relevance to recovery, too.

In case of recovery Data(D),
although Differential Backup need (1)(4) backup, Incremental Backup needs (1)(2)(3)(4) all of them.
Aug 23 2015 at 1:48am Copy Link
YURY KUZMIN Can't answer the question. I have a problem with the translation.
Aug 23 2015 at 4:24am Copy Link
Frank User Amit for me I tried both diff & incremental initially. After awhile I'd forget the diffs between them & found they took a while to run. So for Macrium Reflect I just do the full deal - disk image (boot partition & C:) to D:
Goes fast to do that, bit longer to restore if needed. Doing a simple flash Create within Win 10 every other day rarely will need to re-install a full Image made weekly.
Maybe just me but I ran a test Image of AOMEI and it started off saying 16 mins to backup my 160 SSD boot drive. Then it got to only 13% done and saying 3 mins left. Well screw this I said & cancelled out.
It does include method to create a Restore boot DVD, USB type that most of these use (Macrium included).
fwiw years ago I used Macrium to move entire hard drive to new SSD and that went prefect. No matter what use get a routine and plan for disaster. Cloud helps but be sure can also rebuild in a hurry locally. Redoing Win 10 x64 doesn't look like fun with all the pushed updates.
Aug 23 2015 at 8:18am Copy Link
S G William Todd-

Possibly the free version can allow you to restore the "free" professional backup files, but the point of these programs is usually to create a regular process and follow it.

If you plan to just backup using the "free" professional here today, then have a problem and restore with the true free product, you may have the following issues:

a) It may not work and that is a lousy time to find that out. The rule is always restore with the same program and version for the most probable success chance.

b) It may work, but you no longer have the "free" pro version on your system. So you may now have to deal with a new backup process, since free version may not have the features you planned to use.

My opinion is to either use the paid pro version (so you get the features and it is repeatable) or just go with the normally free version.

Just my 2 cents.
Aug 23 2015 at 11:14am Copy Link
William Todd I was responding specifically to the suggestions here that inability to reinstall the giveaway Pro version could leave you up the creek when you needed to perform a restore. Not only does the ability to create a bootable CD/DVD/flash drive eliminate that issue but the suggestion that the 'Standard' (free) version (which I regularly obtain along with the Pro version when taking advantage of these giveaways) would be incompatible with the same version of the Pro product seems far-fetched to me. In any event, it's easy enough to avoid that issue by using the Standard version for your backups as in fact the Standard (free) version is sufficient for most needs. Have you actually checked the differences between it and the Pro version? Unless you're committed to a process based on command-line procedures or performing image merges as part of the process rather than only on an occasional basis there really isn't much.

(Apologies if this double-posts: I had NoScript enabled on the first try and wasn't sure that it had made it.)
Aug 23 2015 at 2:39pm Copy Link
John Tour I use Aomei, Easeus & others on different portable drives for full backup & they're all quite good. I always make/use a boot CD & let it run overnight.
But (slightly off topic) I can't boot from CD/USB for about a month. Don't even see the opening splash screen offering boot menu, setup etc. Anyone have any ideas?
Aug 24 2015 at 5:45am Copy Link
Peter User @John Tour: Go in the BIOS!
Aug 24 2015 at 7:58am Copy Link
John Tour @Peter User: Thanks, but with no splash screen, I see nothing but black until the windows spinning wait logo starts. I even tried pressing esc, F2, F8, F10 right after power on, but then the screen stays black with do disc activity & I have to reboot. Scanned with several AV programs, but clean.
Aug 24 2015 at 9:36am Copy Link
Amit Thanks alot for information that all yoou provided.
Aug 24 2015 at 10:37pm Copy Link
William Todd Partition your drive before installing WIndows (not leaving any unpartitioned space at the start of the disk), set the partition in which you wish to install Windows to be the 'active' partition (the one that gets booted), then during installation tell Windows to install itself there (or possibly elsewhere if you're setting up a multi-boot system, but it doesn't sound as if you are).
Aug 25 2015 at 2:05am Copy Link
Peter User @John Tour: Try to press the "delete"-key after switching on! No manual to look for the command?
Aug 25 2015 at 4:48am Copy Link
jorge User sometimes it's the escape key that works. make sure you press it before the windows splash screen and make sure to enable booting via USB as your first priority in the Bios.

if you're still not sure which button will boot into the Bios, simply do a Google search for your computer models manufacture name along with how to boot into bios.

example: How to boot "Dell Inspiron 530s into bios?"
Aug 25 2015 at 5:28am Copy Link
Rich Weitz receiving error message: "runtime error... out of string range"
Aug 25 2015 at 5:55am Copy Link
Piotr Kowalski Runtime Error (at31:984) out of string range
Aug 25 2015 at 6:03am Copy Link
Christopher J. Spilker Hi,

I am not receiving the receipt nor activation code. Found and corrected an erroneous spelling of my e-mail name and re-requested the receipt and activation code.

Still have not received it after several attempts.

Can you help me with this?

Thank you.

Christopher J.
Aug 25 2015 at 6:25am Copy Link
Terry Lee Christopher J. Spilker say;

"I am not receiving the receipt nor activation code. Found and corrected an erroneous spelling of my e-mail name and re-requested the receipt and activation code.
Still have not received it after several attempts."

This is very typical situation in here. To me has taken place similarly very often!
Aug 25 2015 at 7:54am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Christopher J. Spilker, I have identified your purchase. It was made using an email address which had an extra "o" in it, so instead of christopher..... the incorrect email address was: christoopher.......

This usually happens when you want to participate in a BitsDuJour promotion which requires to be signed in and you type your email address incorrectly. If you would first login and then participate in the promotion, the issue will not happen. Going forward I suggest logging out of the account associated with the christoopher....... email address and then login again using the account associated with the christopher....... email address:

Also, I migrated all purchases from the account associated with the incorrect email address to the account associated with the correct email address and then I have resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 25 2015 at 8:06am Copy Link
Jeff Titamer Can I get the discount when I get paid on the Third of September?
Aug 25 2015 at 8:58am Copy Link
Matt D´mon I have Windows 8 and to create the Windows PE I have to download a Windows ADK 2GB+ ISO image! That shouldn´t be necessary, especially when other products, like Acronis, can make an ISO without downloading anything else.
Is the Linux one the same thing?
Aug 25 2015 at 10:13am Copy Link
William Todd We certainly didn't have to download anything significant to create Backupper 2.x WinPE disks on our Win8 systems, but my vague recollection is that some systems don't include all the necessary components and that those are the ones where you need to download the Win ADK. So: have you actually verified that Acronis will do this in your current Win8 environment and that AOMEI will not?
Aug 25 2015 at 10:27am Copy Link
Christopher J. Spilker Constantin Florea,

Thank you for repairing my account and moving over my purchases. Very much appreciated.

My account now seems in order and I have received the receipt you sent and registered AOMEI Backupper Professional from today.

The timely and quick response is a good testament to your organization.

Kind regards,
Christopher J. Spilker
Aug 25 2015 at 12:17pm Copy Link
BDrJ Thanks to Constantin & Aomei :-)
Just perfect!
Aug 25 2015 at 1:18pm Copy Link
R Master I purchased this in the previous version the last go-round here at Bits du Jour, and never used it. Then last week, I bought an SSD to replace my slower hard drive and the migration software that came with the SSD did not work, giving me a dll error after 4 different install attempts.

I went to my disk tools toolbox, saw the Aomei shortcut and started it up. First try, it worked on my backup HDD and also on the SSD. Gotta love that. I usually do not give glowing reviews, but $19 to avoid HDD and partition hell is a no-brainer.

Giving credit where credit is due, it works and was simple and intuitive. I'm even going to upgrade the version I've got to be ready for the next time. If Aomei Backup is as good as their partition program, it will be worth the money.
Aug 25 2015 at 1:29pm Copy Link
BitBucket @ S.G. and Frank User.

The software allows you to create either a WinPE or a Linux based recovery disk at time of installation, and you should do this with ANY recovery software!

So your complaints about this being "install today only" making the program useless are wrong.

Quote from website: "Make Windows PE & Linux bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. It can be useful to recover if your computer cannot boot. Support manually add additional drivers when create Windows PE bootable media."

The website say the program allows you to restore to dissimilar hardware which is interesting if true. I'm not sure if the Linux restore disk can do that.
Aug 25 2015 at 2:45pm Copy Link
S G BitBucket-

Even with pre-environment disk already made, software under these conditions often require re-registration once the system is restored. That is something you wont be able to do.

I have not tried with this version of the software, so I may be wrong, but it seems like a red flag to me.

By the way, I do not think the program is useless with this limitation... just that the free version, which seems like it has most of the features, would be preferable if you do not want to spend any money. It seems using the free version is a smarter bet to make sure you can restore and resume your life if a problem requires this programs usage.

True, it may work as you say... although I doubt it would restore to dissimilar hardware and work properly.
Aug 25 2015 at 2:57pm Copy Link
MBe @Constantin
I have bought Pro with Lifetime UG for 2 PCs, but I get the wrong email with only one Licence Key:

"Make sure to input the registration info exactly as it is shown below
You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

Pls send correct 2 Licences with Lifetime Upgrade to me, thanks.
Aug 25 2015 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Frederick Mills I find a contradiction in the following fine print statements:

a) AOMEI Backupper Professional is licensed per computer, and not per user.
b) Each license allows installation on all owned computers, and AOMEI Backupper Professional may be used at exactly the same time on each of them.
c)Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed.

I own 3 computers, b) tells me I only need 1 license. a) and c) tell me I need multiple license. Which is correct?

Please advise as quickly as possible.
Aug 25 2015 at 5:30pm Copy Link
conceptualclarity Which version is this?
Aug 25 2015 at 9:10pm Copy Link
Quill Pen Great... it made me REMOVE my old Aomei, then during install I get this cryptic and USELESS error message:

Runtime Error (at 24:984):
Out of string range.

So, now with 12 minutes left, I no longer have my ORIGINAL v2 and I can't install V3.

I see I'm not the only one who got the error.
Thanks a bunch AOMEI for nothing!
Aug 25 2015 at 11:50pm Copy Link
conceptualclarity @ Quill Pen: It's still on for another day.

I see the version is 3.1.
Aug 26 2015 at 12:26am Copy Link
A Salam Quill Pen, I had the same thing on two computers, Runtime Error....Out of string range. This is very serious problem, which prevented my computer from starting. The same steps, the installer removed the old Aomei Backupper 2.5, when started to install this package it ran into the error. I am really surprised that AOMEI ignored the 3 complaints above concerning this serious issue without any comment??? Any Response AOMEI?? Thanks
Aug 26 2015 at 12:44am Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) at a 60% discount = SOLD OUT :(
Aug 26 2015 at 12:52am Copy Link
Peter User @Quill Pen & A Salam: If nothing helps look if you have a system-restore-point to turn back and save your old version.
In the future: Make a system-restore-point before you install a new program. Very important at all if it will delete/overwrite an older version...
Aug 26 2015 at 12:59am Copy Link
conceptualclarity How much was that lifetime offer before it ran out?
Aug 26 2015 at 1:01am Copy Link
Quill Pen Thankew, Conceptual. I was still on when the clock struck midnight and saw that they've left the offer stand for another day. Sadly, it doesn't help. I downloaded the upgrade software AND the License Key arrived promptly to my email, but the install fails.

So, we have at least 3 complaints about the same ERROR and no answer, yet. At least two of us have had our older version that worked destroyed. Kinda not fair. I only have a limited window of opportunity today, so I hope they can resolve and respond soon.

I haven't visited here in a while but I see Constantine and crew finally seem to have worked out the "blank order page" bug, so I did a happy dance... only to lose a decent program to a cryptic error. Back to being an unhappy camper. grrrrrrrrr
Aug 26 2015 at 1:03am Copy Link
Jacek I have bought also AOMEI Backupper Professional with Lifetime Upgrade for 2 PCs, but I get the wrong email with only one Licence Key:

"Make sure to input the registration info exactly as it is shown below
You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

Please send correct 2 Licences with Lifetime Upgrade to me.
Aug 26 2015 at 1:26am Copy Link
LAE Does the Free Upgrade for Life (the PAID 60% discounted option) come with a Fee Upgrade? ;)

Today's promotion includes the following:
AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) ($19.60)

'Free Lifetime Upgrade' -

Received email with serials (I purchased 2 set of licenses for 4 desktops)

This comment: "Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment."

So which is it? I'm confused. Is the 'require additional payment' meant for the FREE Pro version when the next one is released (soon too, hence the promo). ?

I suspect that this is so for the free Pro version in any case.

Thank you for your reply.
Aug 26 2015 at 1:28am Copy Link
Peter User @Quill Pen: Sorry, I can not confirm. Years ago (Vista) it was a problem and worked often not - but since W 7 I had never a problem with it... What´s your system/settings?
Aug 26 2015 at 1:30am Copy Link
Constantin Florea If you have purchased the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) version then that version has Free Lifetime Upgrades and can be installed on 2 PCs. The receipt email which you received for your purchase of AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs), includes the license conditions which apply to the giveaway version but that is because of an issue within our system which we intend to fix.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 26 2015 at 1:48am Copy Link
Robert Crombie If any of you are using this program for image backups (as distinct from file backups), and you are using "differential and incremental. backups", here is my advice - Don't do it

Use 'KISS' and just do frequent image backups, preferably to alternate 3.5" external drives. By alternating the drive each night, you are covered if one of them dies (and they do die).

If I had an image, and someone offered to pay me to mess with my images by doing "differential and incremental backups". I would refuse.

Thanks Aomei for the nice giveaway,
PS I tried making a PE image in my XP Pro, and it failed with "Process failed" message. (I already have AIK installed)
I followed the instructions to read the FAQ, and it suggested using
AOMEI PE Builder 1.5 FREE
I will explore using that.
PPS Even those not having my problem, should check that program out, as it looks very interesting
Aug 26 2015 at 1:59am Copy Link
A Salam @Peter User & Quill Pen: Thank you Peter User, I was lucky, the computer would not start and system restore took over and fixed the problem, now both of my computers work very well, but the old version of AOEMI Backupper 2.5 did not recover fully, it was missing language folder and few other features, I was able to restore it back by using Shadow Explorer to get the missing folders and files, which worked very well until now. No answer still from AOMEI, a very respectable company but this issue would make it very difficult in the future to use their software if it is not resolved. I have Win 7 Pro in one, the other is Win 7 Home Premium. Thanks again
Aug 26 2015 at 2:26am Copy Link
Peter User @Robert Crombie: I also became "process failed" when I tried to make a PE on USB-stick. Then I made my stick "bootready" (active) and it worked fine...
I only have a german instruction for that - look in Google for USB Stick active...
Aug 26 2015 at 6:23am Copy Link
Laurie User FWIW successfully installed and registered on system running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Program uninstalled freeware version and then installed Pro. Has picked up that I had existing AOMEI backups that I did with the freeware version and cataloged them.

I did notice that it requires internet access as part of the install as my firewall asked me for permission, don't know if that is why others are having problems.
Aug 26 2015 at 6:38am Copy Link
g hudak Registration code received via email does not work...."invalide code"..What should I do?
Aug 26 2015 at 6:52am Copy Link
Merle One Installed over a 2.x version (Pro also) on a XP 32bits PC, it won't launch VSS or the proprietary snapshot system. But on Win 7 & 8.1 it works fine.
Aug 26 2015 at 7:13am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @g hudak, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 26 2015 at 8:11am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Because I could not create WinPE ISO in XP, I attempted to do that in w10 32bit
(That PC was W7 Pro 32bit, which was recently upgraded to W10 Pro 32bit)
When I attempt to create the WinPE in that W10 machine Aomei insists that the AIK is not present.
I downloaded the AIK,and installed it again.
However Aomei insists it is not present.
Probable cause is the AIK I am installing is for W7 ?
I cannot find an AIK for Win10

Aug 26 2015 at 10:26am Copy Link
Rob User Hello, interesting watching the video tutorial.

A tip to the video producer, if you are going to narrate a tutorial video, it is much less distracting when you use none-vocal backing tracks, the voice over trying to explain how to use this software is almost lost behind the backing track vocals that you have chosen.

The backing track is also too loud, turn it down and use an instrumental !

I trust you have copyright clearance to use the track 'Thank You' by Dido?

YouTube are usually pretty good at whipping peoples ass for using copyrighted material to enhance a video without permission.

As they say, no such thing as a free lunch........
Aug 26 2015 at 11:17am Copy Link
Michael Winbush I'm still waiting to get the email telling me the code needed to validate the software. I downloaded it over 4 hours ago and still haven't received the confirmation.
Aug 26 2015 at 12:22pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Michael Winbush, I just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 26 2015 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Kenneth Lantier Got a confirmation email for the transaction from bitsdujour paid using 19.60 paypal account but nothing is showing up as a transaction.
So how do I confirm this as being purchased so I do not double buy.
Aug 26 2015 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Amir Gol I'm also getting that "Out of string range" and also after uninstalling an older version.
Aug 26 2015 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Jackie Kerouac I'm also getting the "Out of string range" error message. I tried to uninstall version 2.5, I managed to do it... in part. Then I tried to install v 3.1, it didn't allow me to do it.

Upon trying to uninstall v 2.5, I got an error message that the file was used by another program, which is not true. I used Lasso to locate the culprit but couldn't find it. Even trying to manually erased the 2.5 folder didn't work.

I shut my computer, and upon re-opening it, I got a VERY rare message from Win 8.1 PRO, that my system was corrupted, and I had to repair it. A good thing I had previously installed Paragon Rescue Kit, otherwise I would had to go back to factory reinstall, and loose all my programs.

As much as I would love to install Backupper 3.1, it's not worth the trouble to do so, especially that no one from the company responded to the error message that many experienced here.

I'll try to find a better program... any suggestions from you guys and gals?
Aug 26 2015 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Kenneth Lantier, I checked and I cannot find a payment from you for the Lifetime upgrades version.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 26 2015 at 3:02pm Copy Link
BitBucket It does state in the requirements that it will delete old versions. I suggest deleting your previous version using the old version's uninstall facility, then reboot and try to install the 3.1 version.

That worked for me and got rid of the "string" error.
Aug 26 2015 at 4:25pm Copy Link
Amir Gol I just got the same problem as Jackie had: Not only had the installation failed after removing the older version of the program - that, while inconvenient, I can accept - but when I tried to reboot my computer afterward, Windows was unable to load! Now this is inexcusable. Something is very wrong here.

Good thing I had a recent restore point available.
Aug 26 2015 at 4:31pm Copy Link
Rich Weitz After the failed attempted installation Windows 8.1 Pro could not find the boot information and demanded the original disks to reinstall
Aug 26 2015 at 5:14pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @g hudak Please conform the license spelled correct, I have checked this on our back-stage, and confirm that it's valid.

If you still failed to install, then please send email to our customer service team with screenshot, they will get back to you within 24 hours.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Aug 26 2015 at 7:05pm Copy Link
A Salam @ BitBucket, Amir Gol, Peter User & Quill Pen: Thank you all for your help, I am confirming that problem solved as follow:
Uninstall first the old version using the uninstall program that comes with it. Restart your computer, use the downloaded program to install Version 3.1. It worked fine with one computer and I will try the other now. Please make sure to create a restore point before you do it, just in case.
A word to the AOMEI: You have a good name, you design good software and we are grateful for your offer, but when your software damages the same computer it suppose to save while installed leaves us with a very bad image about the company, especially that our calls for help went unanswered, while you were responding to registration issues, this was unfair and damaging to your image and makes us very careful trying any new programs you offer. I hope someone would acknowledge this issue confirming that it was not intentional, for the protection of your good image.
Aug 26 2015 at 9:50pm Copy Link
Atalay Tan I can't buy AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs), it says the registration limit has been exceeded.
Aug 26 2015 at 10:14pm Copy Link
Patrocle Misu Try to backup in win7 64bit and get this error: "Failed to enable VSS" code: 4140
Aug 26 2015 at 10:17pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Atalay Tan, I am sorry about the issue. We had to upload a new set of codes, please try purchasing again, it will work this time.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 26 2015 at 10:21pm Copy Link
Atalay Tan @Constantin Florea, thank you I successfully purchased.
Aug 26 2015 at 10:29pm Copy Link
A Salam Finally, the new version has been installed in both computers, NO PROBLEMS.
Thanks everyone, BitsDuJour and AOMEI (I hope they respond sometimes).
Aug 26 2015 at 10:33pm Copy Link
Ivor User Hi, I signed up and downloaded this a few days ago and never received my activation email. Is this now useless or can you resend? Thanks
Aug 27 2015 at 2:36am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Ivor User, I've just resent you the receipt at your Hotmail account because that's the account you used to participate in the promotion.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 27 2015 at 4:28am Copy Link
LAE Constantin Florea said:
"If you have purchased the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) version then that version has Free Lifetime Upgrades and can be installed on 2 PCs..."

I thnak you veyr much for the reply and cleififed details, Constantin.

Aug 27 2015 at 1:03pm Copy Link
Ross User I have my 1T hard drive partitioned and found that backupper didn't display the drive map properly, cutting off come partitions. But on the ones I could see it's very good.

I also strongly recommend their one-click recovery. It saved me this morning when even restoring a Paragon backup failed. Three cheers for AOMEI!
Nov 12 2015 at 6:41pm Copy Link
William Green So what's the deal? The email I received said Pro version + free lifetime upgrade for 2 PCs - $34.30. I click the link and it says $39. I then click the Buy link and it says $49.

I came to buy but leaving without because it's a crap, misleading promotion.
Jan 28 2016 at 5:48am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @William Green, Apologies about the issue. The deal you mention is a disabled EveryDay deal (since September 2015). The actual issue is that our system which pushes EveryDay deals into the daily deal email does not make a difference between disabled EveryDay deals and active EveryDay deals. We are aware of the issue and have it logged in our Issue Tracker to be fixed.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 28 2016 at 6:30am Copy Link
William Green @Constantin Florea It's not just the email clickbait. The top of this page right now displays $39 for Pro version _ free lifetime upgrade for 2 PCs. When I click the Buy button the page I'm directed to says $49.
Jan 28 2016 at 9:17am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @William Green, I am sorry for the confusion regarding this. The correct title of this promotion page should be:
"AOMEI Backupper Pro"
because $39.00 is the price of the product without Lifetime Upgrades.

We currently do not have a discounted promotion for this product. $39.00 is the regular price which is present on the product site.

When we disabled the EveryDay deal, we should have updated the title as well to "AOMEI Backupper Pro" but it seems we missed this.

Again, I want to apologize about all the confusion created in this case.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 28 2016 at 10:48am Copy Link
Sandeep User i`m using free one just love it just simple
Jun 23 2016 at 3:27am Copy Link
Randy User Excellent, easy to use backup program: I got a copy of the 'pro' version bundled with another software, Christmas before last, and have used it on at least one of my systems ever since. Their Tech Support is friendly and helpful, as well.
Jun 23 2016 at 6:15am Copy Link
Serious Noize This is excellent software. Is this version 3.1 or 3.2 or the latest version?
Jun 23 2016 at 3:06pm Copy Link
SueW @Serious: top left under the image shows v3.2, and Aomei's website indicates the same version, which is its latest . . .
Jun 23 2016 at 4:55pm Copy Link
Joe Adinolf Can I install the Pro Version over the FREE Version or do I have to uninstall it?
Jun 24 2016 at 12:15am Copy Link
Serious Noize @SueW, Thank You! I didn't see that, I have trouble with my vision and am getting glasses very soon.
Jun 24 2016 at 4:18am Copy Link
Vagner User The Best
Jun 24 2016 at 9:29am Copy Link
david User I like it
Jun 24 2016 at 10:53am Copy Link
Tatjana User Everything's great, Thanks
Jun 24 2016 at 11:40am Copy Link
geo User From the FINE PRINT: 'Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed.'
Does this hold true for the paid version offered here with lifetime upgrades for $19.60?
Can someone from AOMEI reply on this.

Can any one comment on how this compares to the likes of ACRONIS, PARAGON, EASEUS, EASSOS, etc

Thanks in advance!
Jun 25 2016 at 12:39am Copy Link
Jean User After I installed the program worked no more USB port. After uninstalling everything was working normally again.
Jun 25 2016 at 1:26am Copy Link
Toni User The license code is not arriving by e-mail ( and it's not in the spam folder...
Jun 25 2016 at 4:19am Copy Link
Sandeep User thank you
Jun 25 2016 at 5:18am Copy Link
Que La @Toni User, We resent your email, check your inbox and spam folder and you should have it shortly.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 25 2016 at 6:53am Copy Link
S G Since this must be installed during the promotion period, the free one may be useless. If your machine fails, and you need a new hard drive, you will need to reload.

I have done this, reloaded the image with Backupper, and the software is no longer registered.

Better to spend the $19.50 for paid solution or use their (or another) free option.
Jun 25 2016 at 7:35am Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov to geo User - AOMEI better - test it.
Acronis sometimes not restoring PC from their own backup
Acronis not supports Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service, so backup times is realy much slowest. Exsaple - Acronis backup time - 12 hours, AOMEI only 3 hour.

AOMEI not need boot disk if restoring boot partition - Acronis always need booting from USB or CD/DVD

Acronis - horrible interface, AOMEI - nice, compact, userfriendly interface
EASEUS - failed in restoring... test it too
Jun 25 2016 at 11:13am Copy Link
KimY Missing license key. Email Receipt's Yellow box is "blank". Please help.
Jun 25 2016 at 11:17am Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov Who need always good backup with AOMEI - change in Backup Options->Intelligent Sector -> settings to Make an Exact Backup (That mean - Sector by Sector)
And if restoring - always check box "Sector By Sector"
Jun 25 2016 at 11:38am Copy Link
S User why not intelligent sector?
Jun 25 2016 at 12:33pm Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov to S User

Sometimes intelligent sector backup not restoring you partition like "As Is"
If example you have recommended Microsoft UEFI partition on you notebook
F3 boot menu not works after intelligent sector backup...
If you hdd have simple partitions format - you can make intelligent backup
But if you need real hdd full backup As Is - make Exact Backup (Sector-by-sector) (I test it on my pc)
Jun 25 2016 at 1:06pm Copy Link
John Basalla keep getting message that that signature is corrupt of invalid
Jun 25 2016 at 2:14pm Copy Link
han tuah have tried three times download the program but all got corrupted or invalid files. same problem. looks like cannot meet the 8 hours dateline. HELP HELP
Jun 25 2016 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @han tuah, Please clear your browser cache and delete the files in the Download folder which your browser uses. Then please try downloading again. Also, please consider trying to use another browser like IE, Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 25 2016 at 3:36pm Copy Link
n robinson Both downloads I tried are corrupt. Really ?.....
Jun 25 2016 at 3:57pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @n robinson, I just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 25 2016 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Serious Noize If I purchase this here would it be any different than purchasing it from AOMEI? And by that I mean, if you purchase it from AOMEI then it says lifetime updates. But what happens if your hard drive crashes and you have to replace it. Even though you are using the same PC with the same MAC Code? Or what happens if you decide to upgrade your PC?

I think the LIFETIME license needs to be better clarified.

Whatever the outcome. AOMEI is the best backup software there is plain and simple. It has saved my Data many times over using the free and giveaway versions in the past.

My recommendations would be if you don't have external hard drive : "GET ONE!!!" and make an IMAGE backup with AOMEI Backupper and save it to that external HARD DRIVE and keep that EXTERNAL hard drive DISCONNECTED from your PC. Also spend a few bucks on a USB Flash drive or CD/DVD to make a recovery disc so you can launch the program from boot if needed.

This is really great software, IT WORKS! IT HELPS, IT PROTECTS! Although my questions on purchasing are worse case schenario situations I guess, but when you ask about purchasing a recovery software those type of situations should be address. What if I upgrade my PC one week after purchasing to a new PC?

IF it's hardwired to ONCE PC/HARDRIVE only and can't restore to a new hard drive then I don't consider that a lifetime license.

Just pointing out a few thoughts here, because I am seriously considering purchasing this one because honestly, IT IS THE BEST, using the FREE version or the PRO.

And as for the PRO vs. FREE Versions go, Nothing in the Pro version except the MERGE feature is something I would ever use. But I don't trust MERGED or i ncremential images so even at that it's useless.
Jun 25 2016 at 5:57pm Copy Link
John Tour Always have the same questions:

1. Need to uninstall old version? If I uninstall, and new install fails, I've lost the old program.

2. Leave the old program, install over it what if corrupts?

Jun 25 2016 at 5:58pm Copy Link
Jolie Thatcher @Constantin Florea, I had an issue with my purchase and sent an email reply to my order confirm to describe it. Please check, and sorry for the trouble.
Jun 25 2016 at 6:00pm Copy Link
John Basalla cleared browser still get corrupt or invalid. Tried different browser same problem
Jun 25 2016 at 6:05pm Copy Link
han tuah clear browser , use other browsers still signature corrupted or invalid. also tried the direct web as given also the same problem
Jun 25 2016 at 6:36pm Copy Link
geo User @ Dmitrij Beliakov Thanks for your comments . I will agree 100% with you about ACRONIS (TIH 2010, 2011,2012) All have failed to restore at one time or another after a complete and 100% verified backup. Any opinions on QILING Disk Master Professional? Seems like a good choice also.

@ SOFTWARE VENDOR---- Can you clarify if the lifetime license also offered here can be moved to another machine in the future or if op.system is reinstalled?
What is the process of doing so??
Cannot possibly make a purchase with these questions unanswered. Thanks.
Jun 26 2016 at 12:28am Copy Link
Que La @KimY, We resent your receipt email, check your inbox and spam folder and you should have it shortly.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 12:35am Copy Link
Marq Lim How long does it usually take for the registration code to arrive? It's been half an hour since I asked for it to be resent from the BitsDujour Receipt webpage but it's still not in my inbox or spam folder.
Jun 26 2016 at 1:31am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Serious Noize, You can purchase the Lifetime license during the BitsDuJour deal for $19.60 down from $49.00.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 1:55am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jolie Thatcher, I just replied to your email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 2:15am Copy Link
Que La @Marq Lim, I have just resent your receipt email, please check your inbox and spam folder and you should have it shortly.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 3:15am Copy Link
Marq Lim @Que La, got it! Thanks!!
Jun 26 2016 at 3:53am Copy Link
Clive Richards AOMEI still do not appear to have fully answered the questions about the lifetime upgrade license reduced from $49.99 to $19.99 which I have just purchased. I have two questions
1) Is this free upgrades to the major upgrade ie 3.xx or does it cover all future upgrades 4.x, 5.x etc. This should be clarified in the description
2) More critical- if I have purchased a full license exactly as if I have paid full price I should be able to re-install on the same 2 PC's should I at some stage reformat discs and re-install everything.

I will say that I have used AOMEI for some time (v2.8) it is an excellent and very efficient programme. I have completly restored my system drive from a disc image at least 10 times now - always successfully. (because I mess about with all sorts of free software my system gets corrupted some times) - I no longer bother to troubleshoot issues - just install the AOMEI image in under 2 hours
The only criticism is that if for any reason the drive letter of your back ups change - eg with external drives, you have to manually lead the programme to the new location - it would be good if it just automatically searched across drives for the latest back up
@geouser I have always found that restoring a system backup, restores the software with license intact. However this only happens if you back up and restore the system drive not just the C:Drive Though this is no help if you decide to perform a completly fresh windows installation, hence my question about the license
Jun 26 2016 at 4:26am Copy Link
Paulo User I have the same general concerns as @Clive Richards.

I purchased the lifetime upgrade license reduced from $49.99 to $19.99.
In the receipt is stated that the software must be installed during the giveaway promotion. Is this so?

As you may notice above there are two options:
"Today's promotion includes the following:
AOMEI Backupper Professional - Paid upgrades and Must be installed during promotion day v3.2 ($0)
AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v3.2 ($19.60)"
It is assumed that paid option does not need to be installed during promotion days.

As this is a specific software that deals with Backups and Disk imaging, meaning that it is a tool to rescue data lost, my question is this:

Can I reinstall this Program in the need of a full OS reinstall without loosing the right of reuse the license code I bought?
If not so, what is the main advantage of buying a lifetime license if the main licence gets useless in a OS full reinstall scenario?
Jun 26 2016 at 5:47am Copy Link
SoftCollector I purchased the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v3.2 ($19.60) and received the following crazy message:

You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key.

This is either a mistake, or the whole thing is a scam. Why must I use the licenses today? Why are future upgrades paid if the ad says Free Lifetime Upgrades?

I have asked for my money back.
Jun 26 2016 at 6:04am Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov Paid version have install-time limit? :(
Someone from AOMEI plz comment that fo @Paulo User, @SoftCollector and me
Jun 26 2016 at 6:11am Copy Link
Paulo User Furthermore, seems that the instalation files are the same for both giveaway options:

This is a serious matter, and MUST be clarified!

Asking for my money back is an option. But not the only one.

I shall NOT install the downloaded program during the giveaway promotion.
If the license key becomes useless beyond that time, I certainly open a legal dispute.

And it will not be any good public image neither for AOMEI neither for BitsDuJour, I must say!
Jun 26 2016 at 7:09am Copy Link
Constantin Florea I am sorry about the confusion regarding the paid version. The paid version has lifetime upgrades.

In the receipt email you received for the paid version our system incorrectly added the license policy from The Fine Print tab however that license policy ONLY applies to the giveaway version. This is a known issue in our system and we have it in our Issues Tracker.

For all paid products we are selling through our site, we are using the same license policy the vendor is using to sell the products on his site. For products we are giving away the license policy may be different.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 7:59am Copy Link
SoftCollector To Constantin Florea:

Can you, please, post here the REAL policy regarding AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs)? So upgrades are free for all future versions? And no need to install today?

Thank you.
Jun 26 2016 at 8:06am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @SoftCollector, I can confirm that if you will purchase or have purchased "AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade" through this promotion, then your purchase comes with:
- lifetime upgrades
- no limitation on the registration time-frame.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 8:12am Copy Link
SoftCollector Thank you, Constantine!

There is just one more thing (and this one should be commented by AIOMEI): since transfer to another licensed computer is not allowed, will changing my RAM turn my current machine into "a new computer"?
Jun 26 2016 at 8:17am Copy Link
S G SoftCollector: From my experience with Aomei, adding RAM would NOT make it a new computer.
Jun 26 2016 at 8:21am Copy Link
Larry Kesty I have had this program since version 2 and have had problems with each version. If you create a boot CD and make an image it seems to image everything.
However when in Win 7 and in Windows it does not image everything.
The best way to check is to use the mount function and then compare your mounted copy of your C:\ drive to the real C:\ drive by using Properties..
The Windows mounted version was always 30-35 % less then the real C:\ properties. I have contacted their tech support numerous times but the problem was never fixed.
I still think that VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) is not working correctly in this program.
Like I said- Mount your image made and compare it to the C:\ drive properties.
Jun 26 2016 at 8:21am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @SoftCollector, I have just contacted the vendor by forwarding him your question about the product transfer.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 8:54am Copy Link
Allan Winston John, when I tried to install the Pro version over and old Free version, the install software immediately detected that the old version was present and asked permission to delete the old version. After that deletion was performed by the software, the installation of the new software was routine.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:05am Copy Link
Christopher Bliden Downloaded it several times, including on the AOMEI website [free 30 day trial]. Windows states the installer file is invalid or corrupt. Please send me a valid/uncorrupt installer or a link to download it.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:23am Copy Link
Constantin Florea It seems the validity of the registration information we are using for this giveaway promotion ended prematurely. We have already contacted the vendor to help fix this issue. Until the issue is fixed, we are going to have to disable the giveaway purchase item.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 9:25am Copy Link
Mike Hankins After I installed the program and copy and pasted the registration code, it said the the code was invalid.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:26am Copy Link
Rod A I'm having the same problem as others, downloaded the file, got the corrupt error, emptied cache, rebooted, same error on downloading the file, went to AOMEI website and downloaded the free 30 day trial version of Professional still the corrupt file error, using Windows 10 had the free version previously on prior computer, some files copied over but the old app will not run on the new computer for obvious reasons, wanted to install the new pro and if it works as well as the older freeware version would but a lifetime license however when the install doesn't work not feeling as good about it.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:33am Copy Link
Saw Whet Just downloaded free Pro version and installed. But I get a "Invalid license code" after manually entering or pasting the email code3.

Requested a resend of the code -- didn't work either.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:42am Copy Link
Hoang User I got invalid license code :-(
Jun 26 2016 at 9:57am Copy Link
Greg Newell Registration fails.
Jun 26 2016 at 9:58am Copy Link
James Martin Registration fails.
Jun 26 2016 at 10:25am Copy Link
Shaun Warburton It won't register, says invalid Code? HELP?????
Jun 26 2016 at 10:26am Copy Link
Joe Adinolf The fine print is mighty confusing.

Any chance we could get an email showing what Paying customers get in the way of protection?

Jun 26 2016 at 10:32am Copy Link
Paulo User @Constantin Florea

Thank you for your clarify about the receipts' issues.

The information you stated, related to the selling conditions of 'AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs)' are also clear enough for me, thank you.

Best regards
Jun 26 2016 at 10:56am Copy Link
Kamal Kam sehr schoen danke
Jun 26 2016 at 11:05am Copy Link
Dan Grebinski Que La, stop telling people that you resent their email when you, hopefully, meant that you re-sent their email. There's a big difference.
Jun 26 2016 at 11:24am Copy Link
Masood Khan Registration key is not working. It says that it is expired and I need to u[grade to the full version.

I uninstalled my previous free version. Installed the new pro version again, But still the same thing. It is not working.
Please help.
Jun 26 2016 at 11:48am Copy Link
owen User The key code I got through email did work.
Jun 26 2016 at 12:54pm Copy Link
geo User Well, I asked twice the question about the license transfer from one pc to another and AOMEI has not bothered to answer it. In my book if a vendor does not have the smarts to participate in these conversations then does not deserve my money or my future loyalty to their BRAND. Maybe I look at it wrong but that's me.
There are many alternatives out there and if you look and wait you always will find a giveaway promo to install and test. I always bought software that I got as a giveaway and proved to be solid and in addition had its author stand behind it in a diligent and professional way. And that is my 2 cents...but no $19.60 !!!!
Jun 26 2016 at 1:51pm Copy Link
Monica User Code does not work if you try this promo, dont waste your time.
Jun 26 2016 at 2:20pm Copy Link
Skip English This appears to be a sham, can you trust a company that does this?
Jun 26 2016 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Monica User & @Skip English - It seems the validity of the registration information we are using for this giveaway promotion ended prematurely. We have already contacted the vendor to help fix this issue. Until the issue is fixed, we are going to have to disable the giveaway purchase item.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 3:02pm Copy Link
Que La @Rod A, I sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 4:26pm Copy Link
Que La @Mike Hankins, I have just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 26 2016 at 4:32pm Copy Link
Clive Richards Thanks BDJ for the response about the paid license not having the restriction of installing the same day - I guessed it was probably an error on your part rather than the company. In answer to those who feel skeptical I can assure you that this is excellent reliable software that I have used for some time. Their support is always good given that they are probably quite a small company. To those of you complaining that they are not responding have you considered that it is Sunday and that most of us don't work on Sundays either. As it turned out the main question was answered by BJD and noting to do with the company
Jun 26 2016 at 4:36pm Copy Link
han tuah hi COnstantin
i just bought the Pro paid version. I download from the receipt page. i still get the signature corrupted or invalid message. Despite the previous instructions all tried out i still have problem getting the program downloaded. Not even a chance to install. can you help. hope it is not affected by the dateline to install before the promotion ends.
thanks in advance.
Jun 26 2016 at 5:15pm Copy Link
Jeremy User I'm getting the invalid license error when trying to register. Requested a new email but the code was the same (and obviously didn't work).
Jun 26 2016 at 6:02pm Copy Link
B Kampa Way too much confusion with getting this one. Hard pass.
Jun 26 2016 at 6:37pm Copy Link
Wiggle Hi, can I reuse/transfer my license key for the third(and so on) laptop if in case the first and second broke? The fine print stated "Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed." but some of us have more than 2 PCs/laptop.
Jun 26 2016 at 6:46pm Copy Link
hanoorae hanoorae Thank you!
Jun 26 2016 at 7:13pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Paulo User, @SoftCollector, @Dmitrij Beliakov, AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs). Paid version has no install-time limit, just get the discount price only during the promotion. And upgrades are free for all future versions, 4.x, 5.x etc.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Jun 26 2016 at 8:26pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Saw Whet, @Hoang User @Greg Newell,@James Martin,@Shaun Warburton,
@Masood Khan,@owen User, @Monica User, The licnese issue which are caused by time zone differences have been solved, the dateline has been extended, and it is valid now.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Jun 26 2016 at 8:36pm Copy Link
James Martin Thank you.
Jun 26 2016 at 8:45pm Copy Link
sean kleen I tried to get it but the Free version does not have a link. Only the 19.95. Is there an issue with this item?
Jun 26 2016 at 9:12pm Copy Link
Wiggle @AOMEI Technology, mind answering my question?
Jun 26 2016 at 9:13pm Copy Link
Allan Winston Having paid the $19.60 for the two-computer license and free lifetime upgrades, I am also curious about Maz' question. It certainly can happen that a computer can die unexpectedly, in which case there would no opportunity to uninstall the software. When the dead computer is replaced, is there a procedure in place to transfer the license to a new computer?
Jun 26 2016 at 10:38pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Maz, @Allan Winston, One Paid license can only be registeded on 2 PCs, you can't transfer the license key for the third(and so on) laptop. If you have more than 2 PCs, then you need buy more licenses.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Jun 26 2016 at 11:12pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @han tuah, I just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 27 2016 at 2:08am Copy Link
Shaun Warburton When is this mess going to be sorted out? I am NOT paying for something that you said was FREE?
Jun 27 2016 at 3:22am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Shaun Warburton, If you haven't done it already, please try to register the program again. It should work this time.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 27 2016 at 3:27am Copy Link
Allan Winston AOMEI Technology, I am very disappointed that you have not made provisions for the inevitable event that a licensed computer will some day die. I have no intention of having more than two working computers active at any given time. Even if your software is not as sophisticated as Norton Security, which allowed me to remove a "seat" for a dead computer, surely this can be handled via email communications with support.
Jun 27 2016 at 5:20am Copy Link
clive User I waas contacted by their support service today (presumably having returned after the weekend) - for those who had concerns their reply should settle any doubts
"Thanks for your support to our software.
For your question:
1), The free lifetime update service cover all future upgrades 4.X, 5.X etc.
2), The license in this activity is exactly as the full price one , and can be registered on 2 PCs. If you have installed the previous version on your computer, the system will automatically unload the old version and install the new version."

Please feel free to let me know if you have any other question or advice.
Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Doris Li
Marketing Department, AOMEI Technology
3F, SOHO Business Port, Chengdu, China

As I suspected all along confusion over license validity was BitsDeJour who included an inaccurate paragraph which should only have applied to the free one.

My opinion as a long time user is a good product backed up with extremely efficient service
Jun 27 2016 at 9:40am Copy Link
Shaun Warburton Could you please send the code again? with all this messing about I have lost it Thanks....
Jun 27 2016 at 11:48am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Shaun Warburton, I just resent you the receipt email containing the registration code. You can do the same from your Purchases page:

BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 27 2016 at 11:52am Copy Link
Shaun Warburton Thanks a lot But it's still saying invalid code? I give up I really do.
Jun 27 2016 at 12:22pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Allan Winston, Thanks very much for your advice. Our developement team will try to add this feature in the future versions. And you can get resettled registered license from our support team if the CPU of your computer unchanged. Currently our software may considered "a new computer" if you change some components(HDD,SSD etc.) or update operating system. In this case, you can send email to our support team, ( when you need resettled license, included your purchase email and registered code, so we could check out in our background.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Jun 27 2016 at 7:44pm Copy Link
Joe Adinolf Sounds like a confusing process to me.

There has to be an easier way to prevent customer "fraud".
Other companies do it..
Jun 28 2016 at 1:39am Copy Link
Lee User The registration code doesn't work, I tried it yesterda and today still doesn't work. Please help!
Jun 28 2016 at 1:40am Copy Link
Shaun Warburton Well the simple answer is to get another programme to back your files up. There are hundreds out there to choose from and this Company can go the wall. It's obviously rubbish or it would work?
Jun 28 2016 at 5:33am Copy Link
clive User It is a shame that people are having these registration issues as of the several back up solutions I have tried this is one of the best. I think that the problems are at least in part more to do with BdJ and if you bought the paid version I am wondering if they have sent the free code by mistake (the free one will have expired though I think that if you email the software company and explain they will likely send you a code that does work. Unfortunately more and more complex sign up procedures are there because of the number of people who still pirate software through P2P and other places
Jun 28 2016 at 5:57am Copy Link
Kevin Scott invalid code. So now its uninstalled.
Jun 28 2016 at 8:48am Copy Link
Lee User Emailed Aomei support and issue resolved.
Jun 28 2016 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Shaun Warburton Where do you work that one from? Just tried it again and the same result so someone's lying?
Jun 29 2016 at 5:51am Copy Link
Artur User Nou Englisz..Plis o KEY do Aomei Backupper Pro.
Feb 24 2017 at 1:32pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Artur User, The promotion will start during the next few days. Please feel free to click on the I Want This button in the promotion page:
so you will be notified when the promotion is live.

When it is live, you may press the Get This For Free button in the promotion page and go all the way through the purchase flow to receive the receipt email containing the registration information for this product.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 24 2017 at 1:36pm Copy Link
Felix User AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v4.0.2 ($19.98)
AND in the Fine Print:
You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards.
My question:
So when I buy this promotion i can not install this program on a computer on a later date?
I'm intending to buy a new PC next month. And can also not setup this promotion on it ?
Feb 25 2017 at 2:18am Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov Have Q:
AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v4.0.2 ($19.98)

Can be installed only promotioin time or AnyTime after ? Coz im planning buy new PC...
Feb 25 2017 at 2:25am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Installer fails with error message:


An error occurred while trying to replace existing file:

DeleteFile failed code 5. Access is denied

I've tried installing using Administrator but still get the same message

Any help please?
Feb 25 2017 at 6:31am Copy Link
A User Howdy,

Unlike any giveaway which most of the time is only good for registration in the mentioned time period, any software you buy that states it has a lifetime licences can be installed and reinstalled anytime. The lifetime registration for a particular product is linked to your e-mail and you personally not generic as the giveaway license is. No different then buying it at your local store with a hard copy DVD and registration.

You really should contact the vendor, in this case AOMEI, they really are quick to reply and helpful. I have in the past and found them to give great customer service.

Hope that helps answer.

Feb 25 2017 at 7:26am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Re- my above message. I've sorted the problem.
Feb 25 2017 at 8:39am Copy Link
Yen-Wen User Although I have never bought AOMEI Backupper Professional - Paid upgrades, I still got the wrong message:

"It looks like you've already bought AOMEI Backupper Professional - Paid upgrades and Must be installed during promotion day v4.0.2. We're sorry but this promotion is limited to one purchase per person. You can Resend Your Email Receipt if you can't find it."

Please fix it. Thank you very much.
Feb 25 2017 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Yen-Wen User, Our system doesn't allow participating in a giveaway promotion twice from the same computer or the same IP address. I do not see a purchase for this giveaway in your Purchases page meaning that you are trying to participate in the promotion either from a computer or IP address used before to participate in this promotion.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 25 2017 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Yen-Wen User Thank you for your explanation. I did participate in the earlier promotion for the AOMEI Backupper Professional v3.2 in June 2016. However, I did not use this computer or the same IP to participate in today's promotion for the AOMEI Backupper Professional v4.0.2. Nevertheless, I will use another computer and try again. Thank you.
Feb 25 2017 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov Why in email registration information for Pro+Lifetime I se msg what "You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key." ????
Feb 25 2017 at 4:01pm Copy Link
Fred Thorndyke I have downloaded and installed but have not received my License Key by email.
What should I do?

Problem solved. If all else fails read the instruction!!!
Feb 25 2017 at 7:11pm Copy Link
Kevin User Very simple and easy to use, a lot faster than Acronis.
Feb 25 2017 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Toni User I downloaded the program and installed it while the offer was still going on for 10 minutes..
When I tried to register it,it says INVALID LICENSE CODE.
and now the offer is over...
Please advise.
Feb 25 2017 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! AOMEI Technology Co., Limited has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 26 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dmitrij Beliakov Someone from officials can answer? AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v4.0.2 ($19.98) - have time-limitation activation or not ???

Coz there in webpage is like not have but it registration email from BitsDuJour:

You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key.
Feb 26 2017 at 12:44am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel I have the same question as Dmitrij Beliakov. I purchased the Pro version for two PCs on the understanding that there was no time limit attached to the installation, as opposed to the free version. Is this the case please?
Feb 26 2017 at 1:36am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Toni User, The offer is still running today 26th of February 2017. The registration code should still be valid. I also just contacted the vendor regarding the registration issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 26 2017 at 2:32am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dmitrij Beliakov and @Peter Gabriel - This is a known issue in our system in which the license policy (from The Fine Print tab) is sent for all purchase items in a promotion. Please notice that the license policy (from the Fine Print Tab) applies only to the first item in the promotion page. It does not apply to the rest of the items as is the case here. For the rest of the purchase items the license policy is usually specified (by us) in the title of each purchase item.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 26 2017 at 2:48am Copy Link
Steve Smith I am running Windows XP Pro SP3 and this software will not properly recognize my 6TB internal hard drive (GPT format). I use Paragon GPT Loader so that my 6TB internal hard drive may be seen properly by Windows and it seems that there is a compatibility issue with AOMEI Backupper and AOMEI Partition Assistant. I hope AOMEI will find a solution to this problem.
Feb 26 2017 at 2:51am Copy Link
Nabeel Auzae A computer system will be removed after a week.
Can I reinstall the program ?
Feb 26 2017 at 8:14am Copy Link
Dylan Can I install backupper 4.0.2 to test it while keeping acronis 2015 installed?

Does it mess with the boot sector, etc.?
Feb 26 2017 at 10:23am Copy Link
Jos User Here's my view. I once got one of these backup program on a similar deal. I still have on a secondary hard drive the backup of a previous computer. The hard drive on the computer crashed. I replaced it. Now, how am I going to restore the backups from the previous computer onto the new one so I don't lose any data? The program I got for free on a limited license is on the crapped out drive. Easy, I can now purchase the program and pay full price. Now, where is the deal in this?
The only way around this, is to buy the lifetime license. So forget the freebie. It's only free as long as you don't need it for restoring a crapped out hard drive.
Feb 26 2017 at 10:50am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Jos User

Good point.
Feb 26 2017 at 10:53am Copy Link
DiggerP @ Jos User,

"The only way around this, is to buy the lifetime license. So forget the freebie. It's only free as long as you don't need it for restoring a crapped out hard drive."

Not quite - You could install the free version AB Standard and recover the backup

It includes the Restore function.

This is not to dissuade you from buying the Pro version with lifetime licence,
but you're not stuck....
Feb 26 2017 at 11:32am Copy Link
Michael Friedlander I've tried three times to pay via PayPal and each time the payment crashes mid-way through. I have never had this happen before with PayPal. Once the amount showed sales tax and then it didn't.
Feb 26 2017 at 4:05pm Copy Link
Toni User @Constantin Florea:
Doris from Aomei Tech contacted me directly via e-mail to help with the problem.
So nice of them, that's why I decided to buy the lifetime license for this nice software.
Thank you BitsDuJour and AomeiTech !!!!
Feb 26 2017 at 6:05pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology If buy AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v4.0.2 license, you can install the software whenever you like.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Feb 26 2017 at 7:52pm Copy Link
geo User @ Jos User: To also add to what @Peter Ekkerman correctly pointed out I always do the following (no matter what backup software I am using as long as it has the following capability) : Upon installation, the next thing I will do is to make a so call boot disk (or USB stick if the software has that option and if the PC can use USB boot up option in BIOS). The boot disk is either WinPE or LINUX based.
That will allow me to take a back up image from my storage (external USB drive) and restore it to a new HDD. That boot disk can also help in troubleshooting PC errors if certain tools are also present on that disk, but that is an option that defers from one backup software to another backup software vendor. This AOMEI product has that option. Take a look through their FAQs and you will see more details. I personally give this one high marks and I have used many different vendors. They all have something good/different to offer. If you have no up to date back up software DO get this one!
PS: The boot disk will also work for making an image back up of any HDD that has the supported file systems, you just need to boot the target PC using that boot disk.
Feb 26 2017 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie Two questions -
1) Can it be run from a bootable CD ?
(I don't create image backups whilst Windows is running)

2)Does it mess with my partitions and MBR ?
I tried some backup programs in the past , and a couple of them took it upon themselves to create their own extra partition, and messed with my MBR without my permission.
I like to keep my partitions and MBR as simple as possible.
Feb 27 2017 at 1:52am Copy Link
Toni User @Robert:
You can make the bootable "Recovery" Backup/Restore WinPE/Linux OS media either on CD/DVD/USB STICK/USB HDD/ISO IMAGE.
So yes, it will run from the bootable media for backup+restore.
Feb 27 2017 at 6:22am Copy Link
Robert Crombie If it is going to take 6 hours to get a comment approved, perhaps you should extend the offer for another 24 hours
So that I can get my questions answered
Feb 27 2017 at 7:38am Copy Link
Toni User @Robert:

During the normal installation of the software,it does NOT touch your partitions or MBR,it simply installs itself in Program Files directory, and puts some of it's driver files into the Windows directory..
If you meant,if the backupper has some pre-windows environment for a recovery,which would require the manipulation of the current MBR, the answer is NO it doesn't.. You just create the recovery media and boot from the media then... (On Legacy Systems with MBR, you CAN boot ISO images from the windows boot menu... google for easybcd, freeware application to add normal windows boot menu+ISO files into the boot menu.. I'm using it..)
So, I also have Aomei Backupper in my bootmenu (aomei recovery iso-file), but it is only easybcd software,which is then changing your MBR, and remember, you can,and should always BACKUP the current MBR first,before you start doing that stuff.. you can do it in that software...
Yes, you can create and restore backup images and even just files/directories from the backup images.
Unless you do a full SECTOR-BY-SECTOR restore, it will NOT change the MBR..
I recall there was an option to choose if you want to restore the MBR or not..
You can read the manual book of Aomei Backupper at:

However, you CAN do a full sector-by-sector backup of an disk, which WILL backup everything,including the MBR, and when you restore that image you can choose NOT to do a sector-by-sector restore, which should leave your current MBR intact.

Pssst.. Good question, i will test this MBR thing right now, and report back to you here later... ;-)

Toni A.
Feb 28 2017 at 1:03pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Toni User Thanks very much for your support to our products.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Feb 28 2017 at 5:34pm Copy Link
geo User @AOMEI Technology: Based on many people asking 'LICENSING QUESTIONS' can you clarify the following scenario: Software is installed on a PC and a Laptop.
The laptop is later replaced by a newer model. Can the license be moved and if yes, what is the process of allowing to reinstall the software to the new laptop? Is there a license removal utility or something similar to that, which will allow the user to legitimately move the license to the new laptop? This question is with regard to purchasing the LIFETIME offer

I have asked this question before and went unanswered.
It would be good for future buyers to know where the company stands on things like this. The AOMEI website has no info on this situation and the License description is not clear on this.
Many vendors nowadays use a license uninstall utility for things like that and keeps the customer happy and protects the developer at the same time.
Of course there is the situation where the HDD totally dies unexpectedly but that would be NOT an everyday thing and if you have a HDD image with this software that solves that. But the new PC scenario will happen for sure...that's the way it is with PCs.
Feb 28 2017 at 9:56pm Copy Link
Toni User @geo user:
I asked the question from Aomei's Marketing Deparment and the answer is:

On 02/03/2017 03:30, doris wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks for your email. I consulted to our support team about your question. You can get resettled registered license from our support team if the CPU of your computer unchanged. Currently our software may considered "a new computer" if you change some components or update operating system. We will solve this issue in future version soon. You can send email to our support team, when you need resettled license, included your purchase email and registered code, so they could check out in our background.
> Thanks again and have a nice day!
> Best regards,
> Doris Li
> Marketing Department, AOMEI Technology
> 3F, SOHO Business Port, Chengdu, China
Mar 2 2017 at 10:47pm Copy Link
HUNG YANG User Aomei seems be not compatible with Windows 10.
Feb 4 2018 at 6:04am Copy Link
Berry User So thie "LifeTime" license if on for the lifetime of the current version and not for future versions?

Is there a true lifetime, including all future upgrades available/
Jun 19 2018 at 12:49am Copy Link
Dave Rennie Just downloaded this free version and being warned that it contains malware.
They say try again later.
First time have ever had a warning like this.
What gives???
Jun 19 2018 at 1:06am Copy Link
Robert User I find that Aeomi frequently offers their program free. So I just wait until they offer a new version and upgrade that way.
Jun 19 2018 at 1:31am Copy Link
Joe User Infected!
Jun 19 2018 at 1:38am Copy Link
Peter Laszlo Downloaded file was indicated as containing virus and/or malware.
Any comments?
My anti virus is pretty accurate, so I will not take a chance.
Jun 19 2018 at 2:51am Copy Link
Ralph Countryman yup same here
Jun 19 2018 at 2:54am Copy Link
Stevo chrome blocked because it contain virus
Jun 19 2018 at 3:16am Copy Link
Marc User Using Firefox warned malware in the downloaded file?
Jun 19 2018 at 3:47am Copy Link
mitsy rae File contains a virus.
Jun 19 2018 at 4:04am Copy Link
James Alston Same here... tried downloading through all major browsers and each indicated that the program contained a virus - what's up with that?!
Jun 19 2018 at 4:51am Copy Link
Doris Ballard Have been a Bitster for years, and have discovered over time that there are quite a few of the offered programs which throw up some flags. Often, from what I've seen, the warnings have happened because of the nature of the program itself - what it's made to do.

I've never downloaded anything from Bits Du Jour that was infected - ever, even the program I just downloaded yesterday sent up flags. There have been a few times that the programs weren't up to snuff, and I didn't keep them, but I have *never* been given a virus or a back-door through a BJD program.

Also, I use the Vivaldi browser, which is Chromium based, and will warn of possible issues, but give the user the choice of whether they want to continue a download or not. I don't want to make this an advertisement for Vivaldi, but after trying *everything* else, Vivaldi is the best one ... does things the other browsers never even considered, and doesn't have a "nanny state" mentality. You might want to try it out for times like this.
Jun 19 2018 at 5:35am Copy Link
GenoK Downloaded file was free from virus/malware using Malwarebytes and Windows Defender.
Jun 19 2018 at 5:38am Copy Link
Cyril King Chrome says 'Discard- malware' so I discarded... if it's risky to download.
Jun 19 2018 at 5:54am Copy Link
Mark User How do you register it?
I cant find anywhere to put the register code.
Jun 19 2018 at 6:11am Copy Link
Barry Zakes Firefox indicated virus but both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes showed virus free
Jun 19 2018 at 6:22am Copy Link
Cyril King Downloaded from Aomei website direct, no problem, no malware, then used the codes in sent email... registered, working fine. :)
Jun 19 2018 at 6:24am Copy Link
Gr3gw Like Mark User, I can't find a way to enter the registration code.

Also, I didn't see any virus/malware warnings - Firefox and Internet Download Manager..
Jun 19 2018 at 6:24am Copy Link
Barry Zakes Gr3gw & Mark User-
When I started for the first time, it popped up a box saying it was expired and asking for the registration code. Other than that, I don't see a manual entry in any of the normal spots. Maybe try an uninstall/reinstall.
Jun 19 2018 at 6:31am Copy Link
Joe User Same here, AV warning. I'll pass. No thanks.
Jun 19 2018 at 6:55am Copy Link
Gr3gw As Cyril King says, download the Pro version from the AOMEI website and enter the code they sent you.
Jun 19 2018 at 7:07am Copy Link
Gary James Same here with the virus/malware warnings
Jun 19 2018 at 7:25am Copy Link
George N Chamberlain Sr Have tried three different browsers and got the following:This site can’t be reached’s server IP address could not be found.
Go to
Search Google for download bitsdujour bdj downloads 2018 ABPro June
Jun 19 2018 at 8:01am Copy Link
Richard User AOMEI Backupper Professional was blocked for download by Chrome browser as suspicious for malware. Message reads "This file is dangerous so Chrome has blocked it." I tried to dl it on 2 different PCs and got same message. I was finally able to download it using Edge. It scanned clean by Norton and Malwarebytes and also by Virustotal.
Jun 19 2018 at 8:29am Copy Link
George N Chamberlain Sr Tried Edge, Chrome & Firefox and I did not get any warning as suspicious. Went to Aoemi website and downloaded current version and enter license of purchased lifetime.
Jun 19 2018 at 8:53am Copy Link
Pequi Smith - Clean.
Install, unplug network, go to registration tab, you will get a "machine code". Enter that here:
Write it down in case you need to re-install. It will only be valid for that machine.
Support sucks (just see the number of support replies here - nil).
OTOH, program is good.
Jun 19 2018 at 8:53am Copy Link
John User My browser keeps telling me “This site is dangerous so Chrome has blocked it” best I leave this one alone? Is there another link where I can download it from?
Jun 19 2018 at 9:33am Copy Link
George N Chamberlain Sr Try from Aoemi website download the 30 day trial and enter license you got from BitsDuJour
Jun 19 2018 at 9:45am Copy Link
Candice Robertson Very happy to buy the pro license, but the "Fine Print" rules it out by stating the licenses must be used during the promotional period. I'll be purchasing a new PC in a month or two, so would like to install one license on my current computer and the other on the new machine. Not much of a "Lifetime" license if it's only going to be good for a few months. Don't know about you, but I've had very few systems over two - three years or so
Jun 19 2018 at 10:13am Copy Link
jboy Thank you to Aomei and BDJ! Installed fine on a Win10 Home x64 machine.

Because of all the issues mentioned in the comments, I downloaded the Standard v4.1 from Aomei's site ( ), installed it, upgraded with the key from the BDJ receipt and it converted to the Pro version.

I have not used it beyond the installation, no time now, so I cannot offer any opinions on the workings of it at the moment.
Jun 19 2018 at 10:31am Copy Link
LAWRENCE GROVES The Excel Superchareger program was automatically added to my purchase without my consent. Please refund the $30 purchase cost. Credit card charge will be disputed
Jun 19 2018 at 11:12am Copy Link
Gary User FireFox 62 flags this file as malware or has a virus.
Jun 19 2018 at 11:50am Copy Link
Vince User How do I register the freeware version?
Jun 19 2018 at 12:26pm Copy Link
Deák User no any virus in it.... turn down the sensitivity a bit... -_- bit defender even disables your network if you don't adjust the settings LoL... omfg nubs...
Jun 19 2018 at 12:27pm Copy Link
jack hath CHROME and every ANTI-VIRUS program FLAG any downloaded EXE file as malware. --- IGNORE THEM or be Google's pet DA robot!
Jun 19 2018 at 12:29pm Copy Link
O. J. I downloaded the Pro version from the Aomei website since my computer would not let me download it from your website. Now I cannot find out where to put the license key to register the program. I would like to try this program if I could please get someone to help me.

Thanks, in advance.
Jun 19 2018 at 12:50pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @LAWRENCE GROVES, The issue you mention has been fixed. I also sent you an email about this.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 19 2018 at 12:54pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea Hi guys. Please notice that it's not unusual for some antivirus systems to report false positives when scanning a file/installer.

We use to scan our installers and in the case of this insallers there are 0 (zero) detections out of 67 scanners, please notice the URL below:

If you want to scan the URL yourself using please notice below the URL to the installer we're using for this promotion:

You can simply supply this URL in (notice the second tab where it says 'URL') and see the analysis for yourself (this means you will not have to download the installer until after you have made your own scanning of this file using
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 19 2018 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Joe M The fine print states: Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed. So what happens if my computer dies. Does that mean I can't reinstall the program on the new computer?
Jun 19 2018 at 2:48pm Copy Link
John User Mines working fine now.
Once a month I make a clone of my computers HD, this way I never loose any programs or apps.
Jun 19 2018 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Tip I just downloaded the program via BitsDuJour without issue through Firefox 6.
Jun 19 2018 at 4:44pm Copy Link
Gr3gw "Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed"

That's the thumbs down for me. The program looks quite good but severe restrictions on how the license can be used makes it a 'no go' for me.
Jun 19 2018 at 5:09pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology @Berry User The "Lifetime Free Upgrades" license ensures that you're entitled to upgrade for FREE to any later new versions that we release after you buy. No annual billing or renewal cost. The license also includes free perpetual technical support.
AOMEI Technology Co., Limited - Jun 19 2018 at 7:23pm Copy Link
Jim Buchanan Great. I guess I should have followed what everybody said. I just paid for the lifetime one and can not get it to install. Now I'm out the money and it will be too late for me to get it fixed before the promo is over. I actually wanted it for my two computers but one just lost its hard drive (cannot access the drive) so would have to wait for a few days to install it on a new hard drive.
This is the second time I should have paid attention to the comments and not paid for anything this late at night. $31 CAD lost. I'm going to bed. What can one say? No one can resolve my issue before the promo is over.
Well, the rest of you can have a good night. Damn.
Jun 19 2018 at 8:06pm Copy Link
Slartibartfarst Once the Free AOMEI Backupper Pro v4.1 is downloaded, HOW THE HECK DO YOU REGISTER using the key sent separately via email?

Others ask this above, but seems to be no answer yet. (?)

My installation does not ask for a key or anything. It just works.
The installer removed an earlier Pro version that I had and asked if I would like to keep the key, or something, so I said "Yes".
Is that how it "registered" - i.e., automatically using the old key?
By the way, I have used AOMEI Backupper Pro for years and it is a RUDDY BRILLIANT tool. Saved me a lot of work.
Refer: AOMEI Backupper FREE + AOMEI Partition Assistant FREE - Mini-Review -
Jun 19 2018 at 8:58pm Copy Link
conceptualclarity I never was given a prompt to enter the license key, and I find no place on the GUI to enter the key. "About" shows I do have the Professional version. But do I have just a trial or do I have the lifetime version promised?
Jun 20 2018 at 12:12am Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible, to backup a complete harddisc (incl. disc-structure, etc), except for the content of some specific partitions (,e.g. drive D:, E:), so the restored harddisc would be exactly the same, except for These drives, which would end up empty on the restored harddisk?
Jun 20 2018 at 12:17am Copy Link
Jordan User I'm assuming this will let me upgrade to newer versions?I had to install the standard version and upgrade with the key I purchased.
Jun 20 2018 at 1:48am Copy Link
H. H. @ aomei
it´s kind of a company to offer software for free, so that´s a reason to say thank you.
Unfortunately aomei now causes a very bad experience at win 7 ultimate 64bit notebook
aomei pro 4.06 was installed, wanted to install 4.1, aomei new installation first deinstalled previous version, than stopped with a warning,

that a (aomei related) service could not be replaced, so used the recommendation to abort.
Restarting windows is impossible now, since always hanging at class.pnp followed by a not readable bluescreen. Nothing else had

been changed, no new software, no changed hardware. tried all kind of special boot modes (revert to last functioning image,.., safe

mode,..) - nothing helps. also tried windows system rescue disk, but restoring previous restoring points also fails, start up reapairing,

trying adoptable restore - nothing helps.
The software that should help to save the pc has now a completely functioning windows system destroyed.
What shall one do - could it help to edit the registry e.g.- delete certain entries (which??) - or what else to do to get the system working
Some years ago aomei was most likely to have caused a similar problem on another pc - there starting window 7 ultimate was

impossible since always hanged at ambakdrv.sys - a time and money consuming nightmare
Hope you find a solution since windows is not able to start since trying to install the today offered version
Jun 20 2018 at 6:57am Copy Link
Slartibartfarst @H. H: Your problems with the failed AOMEI Backupper install sound horrendous.
I too had some problems with the installation, but I put it down to my mistake in pointing to the wrong directory for the existing (previous version) installation.

To overcome the problems, I had to uninstall the NEW installation and manually delete bits of it that could not be deleted by the uninstall process. I eventually got it to install in the correct (existing) directory.where the previous version had been installed, and all was sweetness and light. I never had the sorts of problems you have described though.

It seems that NEITHER BDJ NOR AOMEI are monitoring this discussion thread, as no-one seems to be attempting to answer the questions posed - e.g., like the Q about registration that I and others have posed in this discussion thread.

What you probably need is tech support from AOMEI. As a longtime AOMEI user, I have found them very helpful in the past, even though I was not a paying customer. Their TechSupport email address is given on their website - go to Contact Us in the top RHS of their website and that takes you to their links page. The SUPPORT email address is given there.
I shall write it in expanded form below, but this forum seems to automatically strip out hyperlinks so you might not get to see it:
Jun 20 2018 at 7:30am Copy Link
Pequi Smith @Slartibartfarst
The license is tied to the Machine ID. So if you upgrade from 4.0.6 to 4.1.0 and elect to keep the registration(it will ask), it will upgrade to a registered version of 4.1.0. Which is what happened to you (and me).
If you clone the partition to another HD, the registration will be invalid since it uses the HD serial number (and other stuff) for the registration algorithm.

>By the way, I have used AOMEI Backupper Pro for years and it is a RUDDY BRILLIANT tool.
I use it on my laptop. Yes, it's good. Never failed me.
Jun 20 2018 at 7:42am Copy Link
Shadowlord Is only the free giveaway license tied to the Machine ID or does this also apply to the paid AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs)? If I change my hardware e.g. hard disk, CPU and mainboard, do I have to buy the software again?
Jun 20 2018 at 7:53am Copy Link
Slartibartfarst @Pequi Smith: Thanks for that. I was aware that the registration was probably attached to the Machine ID but not that it was attached to the HDD ID also. That could be a good reason for NOT using AOMEI Backupper Pro. Interesting.
I originally used AOMEI Backupper FREE to clone a failing HDD on my laptop to a new HDD. I then replaced the failing HDD with the new (cloned) HDD, and the laptop worked perfectly - including AOMEI Backupper FREE, which I used to test it all out after the switchover.
Jun 20 2018 at 8:53am Copy Link
Candice Robertson @Slartibartfarst

Since you're the most thorough reviewer I've ever known. Regarding the paid lifetime license, do you know if I need to re-install Windows (happens all too frequently) on the same machine, will the license code fail, If I've already used both of the license codes on two machines.
Jun 20 2018 at 9:28am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson Yup. Chrome refused to download it, stating it was dangerous. But IE don't care. And neither do I. So I downloaded it. Installed it. Then was told the license code was invalid.

I guess I didn't need another backup software after all. :(
Jun 20 2018 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Candice Robertson I had no problem with it accepting the code. I would just like to buy the lifetime version and not lose the registration if I clone to a new SSD.
Jun 20 2018 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Dennis Johnson UPDATE:

I had no problems downloading with Chrome from the developer's website. After downloading that file, I had no problems installing the license code received. Thanks!


I thought things went fine. So I decided to test that theory and install on a different box.

The install seemed to go fine, but when I entered the license information, it again stated it was invalid. Thinking of what was different; the only difference was that I installed the program, uninstalled it. then installed it again. That's when I didn't have any license issues.

So I tried it on the new box. I uninstalled the program. During un-installation, a screen prompt asks if you want to save the license information should you reinstall. I say OK. Let the uninstaller finish. Install again. Hit the "click here to register" link. And again am told "invalid license code".

I give up. That's enough for me. Have fun, ya'll. I'm out.
Jun 20 2018 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Peter Laszlo Unfortunately it seems that everyone who posted is correct irrespective whether the software was infected or not infected and whether it installed correctly or did not install.
It is also safe to conclude that most if not all the contributors are experienced users or power users.

I suspect that Microsoft O/S are also at fault where for example Chrome works on one system but not on another system. Having been around PC-s since day one and DOS/Windows 3, I found that installed Windows registries become corrupted over time and quite possibly, no two installations are 100% identical in the universe.

The bottom line is that the application should not have had any indication of virus/malware and should have installed correctly on perhaps 90% of systems.

Irrespective whether the software is infected or not, I will not be installing it.
Jun 20 2018 at 2:20pm Copy Link
D J I encountered the same thing as others. Firefox 60.0.2 kept flagging the file as infected. I saw the post by user jboy and did the same thing. Went to AOMEI's website and downloaded the free, standard version @ , the file was not flagged as infected so I installed it. Next I used the License Key that was e-mailed to me via the BDJ Checkout procedure to upgrade the Standard version to the PRO version. Thanks jboy!
Jun 20 2018 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Vince User Asked yesterday; no answer. How do you register the free version? Thank you.
Jun 20 2018 at 3:45pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Vince User, It is possible the program is already registered from a previous giveaway we ran for this product.

I also just contacted the vendor asking them to help you with the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 20 2018 at 3:50pm Copy Link
RichU Chrome will NOT allow me to download this file. Calls it Dangerous! This is new behavior for Chrome. The only choice is to discard.
Jun 20 2018 at 4:01pm Copy Link
conceptualclarity Thanks to Dennis Johnson, I now understand what went wrong with me such that I never was given a prompt to enter the license key, and I found no place on the GUI to enter the key.

During installation, if you have a previous version of this program, you are asked to uninstall it. During that, you get a prompt suggesting allowing you to save the license information. In order to reject this, you have to click "Cancel." That tripped me up because I thought it would cancel the whole installation process. I reinstalled with the seup file, and this time when I came to that prompt about the old license info, I selected "Cancel." The installation finished. I clicked "Enjoy now." That brought up the program GUI with a prompt window where I enetered the new license code from BitsDuJour. It worked.
Jun 20 2018 at 5:06pm Copy Link
Slartibartfarst @Candice Robertson: Sorry, I can't answer your Qs re the Lifetime licence as I have no experience of that.
It might be safest to assume the worst case scenario unless someone from AOMEI has said otherwise in this discussion thread.
Jun 20 2018 at 6:24pm Copy Link
H. H. @
thank you for your advice and the link. I´ll post to aomei support
Jun 20 2018 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Barry Barwick I am a bit confused, if I buy the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v5.0 ($21.98) can it be used forever or just 12 months?
Jul 26 2019 at 4:03am Copy Link
Debra Keldrauk I’d like to use this for a laptop that I recently ordered. Can I install next week?
Jul 26 2019 at 5:38am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Barwick - I don't work here, but I believe the 12 month license is for the free offer. If you buy the Pro+Lifetime Upgrade for 2 PCs, then it should be for a lifetime, not just 12 months. Aomei Pro is normally $50 for a lifetime subscription.
Jul 26 2019 at 6:45am Copy Link
Hennrick Hjalmarsson Barry Barwick - What Doug Atkinson is saying is correct, it has been confirmed in previous promotions. But why has not the product information been corrected/clarified yet, this goes way back.

I can also confirm that when you buy Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs), the registration code receipt sent by email still contains the registration information for the free offer:

"You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

Please fix this.
Jul 26 2019 at 7:38am Copy Link
A User Where do you enter the registration?

I got a code, but in the software there is no where to enter it!
Jul 26 2019 at 8:02am Copy Link
Debra Keldrauk I considered buying the 2 PC Pro with upgrades but since no one can even address the questions here today, I think I’d better pass. If I needed some type of customer support it might be a nightmare. Too bad it looks like a decent piece of software.
Jul 26 2019 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Rick User I agree cannot see where to enter serial number they gave me i have been through all the categories at the top of application no place to enter a key
Jul 26 2019 at 1:12pm Copy Link
MBe This is no LifeTime License, if you buy today, install and register it with Machine Code and Serial and your CPU dies tomorrow, you can throw your License to the recycle bin.
Jul 26 2019 at 1:14pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Rick User, I see you participated in a giveaway for this product several times before which suggests that you have the application already registered. In that case (if the application is already registered), the registration functionality may not be available anymore.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 26 2019 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Craig Is this true that the lifetime updates version does not allow transfer of the license to a new CPU? I was going to buy, but if I can't transfer the license when my computer dies that makes this useless, especially for backup software. One of the features listed is migrating a Windows install to a system with different hardware. How does the license handle that?
Jul 26 2019 at 2:36pm Copy Link
Hennrick Hjalmarsson @MBe @Craig The license is transferable.

From the End-User License Agreement:

1.3 LICENSEE is not allowed to lease, sell, rent out or pass the SOFTWARE to another person in any way. Such license is non-transferable and non-assignable, except for limited circumstances. The limited circumstances include where the original computer the SOFTWARE license was deployed on: (i) becomes non-functioning; and (ii) falls into disuse. In such cases, the license is transferable to a replacement computer.

Link: https://www.backup-utilit...ab-pro.pdf
Jul 26 2019 at 3:38pm Copy Link
Craig @Hennrick Hjalmarsson
Thank you much for the link. I was looking on their site, must have missed it.
Jul 26 2019 at 4:12pm Copy Link
MBe they don't know their own license...
Jul 26 2019 at 4:19pm Copy Link
Patrick Leahy I had recent contact with AOMEI support with questions I had when using the FREE version of Backupper. Excellent fast support even with the FREE version and they did not stop replying to me until all my concerns were solved.
Not only do I think their programs are good, support is excellent as well.
Jul 26 2019 at 9:39pm Copy Link
bryant jackson I had aomei 3.2 pro. Aomei uninstalled this program in order to get pro 5. There is no where to enter my registration for Pro 5. Help
Jul 26 2019 at 9:51pm Copy Link
Rajeev Rohatgi @ Constantin Florea: I installed the BDJ free Pro version around 18 hours ago, liked the program, and made a purchase for the lifetime upgrade about 10 hours ago through Paypal. According to Paypal, the purchase has gone through, but I haven't received any registration/license details (already checked my spam folders too). When do I get those?

Edit: Ok, I've got the registration details email from BDJ (sorry, didn't look carefully, thought it was supposed to come from Aomei). The next question -- where do I change my registration in the installed one-year version program? Or do I re-download and re-install over it?

Also -- in my receipt for the paid version, why does it say

"You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key." ? I thought this was a permanent lifetime version, which could be installed anytime.
Jul 26 2019 at 10:17pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie I assume this version allows us to create bootable CD/USB.
Does that bootable CD allow us to create the images ?
If someone offered me $1,000 dollars if I created all of my images whilst Windows is running, I would decline the offer.
There is too much going on in W10, behind the scenes, that we have no control over. And I certainly don't want any of that happening whilst I am creating an image.
Jul 27 2019 at 3:18am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Rajeev Rohatgi, Regarding the registration process, I just contacted the vendor as he will be able to better help in this case.

Regarding the note you mentioned for your purchase:
You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterward ...
That is actually sent in all receipts no matter the item purchased because there is only one license policy which is valid for the first purchase item which in this case is the giveaway item. So that license policy is not valid for the paid items.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 27 2019 at 3:32am Copy Link
MBe @Hennrick Hjalmarsson

you are right ... so I have searched my mails.
Partition Assistant Professional Edition is the same EULA, like Backupper Pro

Because of PA, they wrote to me: "Because you one code can be installed on two machines. So you can use it on the new machine. If your old machine failed to work, you can write to us , and let them help you re -active the code, but this re-active service has only one. If you change computer again, you have to buy, thank you."

After that I have requested a refund.

One Time Move, but only for one of the two possible license acivations ... like I said, to the recycle bin...
Jul 27 2019 at 4:57am Copy Link
Rajeev Rohatgi Ok, to register after purchasing, you do have to download and install again, since the BJD giveaway is a special BJD version.

Great price, I only hope it's as reliable as the Macrium Reflect which I use otherwise.

Not too happy with the fact that for reinstalling on other machines I would have to write to them for re-activation, and that too, only once per license. In other words, over the lifetime of may ownership I could use this purchase on a maximum of 4 machines, but only two at a time...that's my understanding. The lifetime free upgrades feature doesn't sound too good now.
Jul 27 2019 at 6:36am Copy Link
Home User Downloaded this but after reading the reinstall options I will look elsewhere.
If it was truly a lifetime license you should be able to uninstall on the old computer and reinstall on a new computer as many times as needed. If you upgraded computers every 2 years the product would not last a lifetime. Never heard of any software that has that limitation. I have other products that I have purchased in the past and have been uninstalled and reinstalled as many times as needed. This software does NOT really have a lifetime license.
Jul 27 2019 at 8:30am Copy Link
jack hath I downloaded and installed this and upon running the program get this CONFUSING and CONTRADICTORY message:

CURRENT VERSION IS JUST ONE YEAR USAGE -- Is this correct -- just 1 year of use?
Jul 27 2019 at 12:43pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @jack hath, The giveaway license is a subscription based license and once registered, the application can be used for 1 year. The paid license is a lifetime license.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 27 2019 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Jean Pilier @ Barwick, Keldrauk, Atkinson,...

IMA, "Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v5.0 at 60 %" means you can upgrade lifetime for version 5. Lifetime upgrade will stop with version 6.
Jul 28 2019 at 12:34am Copy Link
NegoDan @Constantin Florea - Procedures for the Re-installation on same or different PC:
Please Florea correct me if I'm wrong, but Aomei offers an AOMEI Backupper Offline Registration Procedure as follows:
*[This article applies to: AOMEI Backupper All Paid editions]

"Step 1: install AOMEI Backupper[Pro Trial version Not Free], without internet connection, Launch App. to the bottom click Register twice(at next screen), you will get offline register window. And Only Then, connect the internet and open the URL( ) on the offline register window as follows. Or, you can open the URL on another computer with internet connection.
Step 2: Enter your license code and machine code (copy it from offline register window) on the opening webpage."

*Further Details @:


My Giveaway/Paid LIC. KEY: AMPR-...

Machine Code: 000...

Success! Your offline key is:
Please copy and paste the offline key to AOMEI products to activite it.
Jul 28 2019 at 2:24am Copy Link
Rajeev Rohatgi "IMA, "Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v5.0 at 60 %" means you can upgrade lifetime for version 5. Lifetime upgrade will stop with version I'M"

If that's true, that's extremely deceptive marketing on the part of both Aomei AND BDJ.

My expectation of lifetime upgrades is that it should mean exactly that, the lifetime of the product (not the version). For example, I have a lifetime free upgrade of Malwarebytes Pro (since before it became an annual subscription) -- and Malwarebytes has honoured their commitment faithfully so far.

BDJ and/or Aomei -- please clarify.
Jul 28 2019 at 3:17am Copy Link
MBe No this is "Lifetime UG" for all future versions, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x and so on.
But activation only on three different PCs, then you have to buy again, that means only one transfer to a new pc. I had an activation, and needed new one, and they told to me, use your 2nd availible activation of the same Serial Number, and than, if in future my PC is not anymore to use, they will transfer this licence one time to a new PC, after that, no more transfers are possible, look my post regarding of their mail answer:
Jul 28 2019 at 3:48am Copy Link
NegoDan After successfully installing the software, I tried to register my Paid License Key online at -providing as proof my Paid Invoice from BitsDuJour.
AOMEI Support Team replies in a bold way: "Sorry, order from BitsDuJour is not supported by our system at present time."
*Full body of email from AOMEI Sales via :

"Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for contacting us.
?Sorry, order from BitsDuJour is not supported by our system at present time.
If you have any other questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us back.

Best Regard,
AOMEI Support Team "

Can you please clarify if my paid License is still valid with their site?
Also, the Free Lifetime Upgrade for 2 PCs, regarding @Jean Pilier's statement about paid License being valid up to version 6 only?
Their Site shows clear in remarks: "Lifetime Free Upgrades" license ensures that you're entitled to upgrade for FREE to any later new versions that we release after you buy. No annual billing or renewal cost. The license also includes free perpetual technical support. *Note: If you uncheck this option, then it is the "Current Version" license, which is only 1-Time purchase without free major version (e.g. from 4.1 to 4.2 or higher) upgrade protection. In such case, you need to pay additional fee to upgrade the current version to each later version."
The Paid Invoice from BitsDuJour states: Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v5.0 (for $21.98) which entitles me therefore to "Lifetime Free Upgrades" license and ensures that I'm entitled to upgrade for FREE to any later new versions 6, 7, etc.
Again, @Constantin Florea/BitsDuJour Tech. Team, please correct me if I'm wrong. Anticipated thanks.
Jul 28 2019 at 4:00am Copy Link
Constantin Florea I contacted the vendor regarding your comments above. Most likely the vendor doesn't reply because of the week-end.

@NegoDan - The lifetime registration codes were sent to us by the vendor. Once the promotion is over, the vendor should retrieve the registration codes from our system along with the information about the purchasing customers they were assigned to. Until that happens, the vendor does not know the key assignments meaning they can't tell if a key was assigned or not.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 28 2019 at 4:08am Copy Link
Michael User If you need coverage for more than 2 PCs, the Pro version is currently on sale (this weekend only) directly from AOMEI for about 50% off. Not as good as the BDJ free deal, but you can get more licenses.]=2&cp=40

For those asking about recovery, you make a special boot disk with the backupper recovery progam to recover from. Or you install the latest trial version from AOMEI and recover using that.
Jul 28 2019 at 7:15am Copy Link
Lito You should really change the wording for this because it is not a 2PC license, it's a 1 PC with a 2 activation limit and a 1 time allowed transfer to a different PC after all activations have been used up.

By saying the lifetime offer is 2PCs for the price, it sounds like I am going to get 2 different license keys with all the above mentioned activations to concurrently install on 2 different PCs at the same time and that doesn't seem to be the case here.

Honestly I do want to buy a lifetime license but this kind of license is a big pain in the rear. Sure you'd think 2 activations is fair and at one point it might have been, but since the craptastic win 10 came out it's not so great anymore. I have had to play the software activation fight with other vendors all due to win10 auto updating me to a new version. Some software activation stupidity couldn't figure out it's the same dam PC, so it invalidated my license and I spent 2 days going back and forth with support to fix and them complaining, I should have deactivated the software first, like I had any idea win 10 would just reboot the system without my permission to due a major update and screw everything up when I walked away from the pc.

I know I am going to use one activation to put this on my system, then the other when I upgrade my CPU when AMD releases the next TR4 chip. Then there is the possibility of using up the transfer license option if Win10 Screws me again when they force the next major update on me. It's why licenses like these usually keeps me hanging on the fence and not buying software with these kinds of schemes.
Jul 28 2019 at 9:05am Copy Link
MBe @Lito: it is a bit different ... you can activate it on two PCs at the same time, but there is then only one move to a new PC possible, because it is in their eyes only one license/serial ... I think it is time, that the vendor give a statement, but look in the last years of this discussion ... no answer, that brings light in the dark, because they know that no one will ever buy
Jul 28 2019 at 9:33am Copy Link
kevindall Have tried to d/l but ongoing problems: will not d/l because 'disk full'. This is not the case and I have tried to d/l to several different disks/partitions with more than sufficient space, and also used a variety of browsers in case there is some incompatibility but - 'disk full'!
The page will not allow me to make any more attempts - it says I've d/led the program too many times. I wish - total so far, 0 bits.
Jul 28 2019 at 11:12am Copy Link
John Tour Oh look, seems that it's still available for what the third day? Maybe it's because the instructions/restrictions are so confusing for the average user. The offering site says it's a lifetime license as shown below, yet my new versions shows a upgrade arrow in the upper right corner and lifetime version with biggest discount button on the bottom which takes me to site offering to Upgrade AOMEI Backupper from 1 Year to lifetime version for $27.47.

I've used Aomei Backupper Pro for years since ver 2.x, so I guess I'll just limp along with this trial version.
Jul 28 2019 at 12:26pm Copy Link
kevindall re: my earlier comment, I was sent a direct link and have now managed to d/l and install. So, thank you to those involved.
Jul 28 2019 at 1:45pm Copy Link
Alice User This is so nice!
Mar 24 at 8:38am Copy Link
d adams I love the software but I hate the one year limitation. thank you for the offer but I will pass.
Mar 26 at 4:09am Copy Link
klembob2 Download link repeatedly fails using Chrome. Several repeat attempts to DL finally reports "Too many downloads"; and will not allow further attempts.
Mar 26 at 8:15am Copy Link
Joe M To d adams. Just buy the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs) v6.4 ($21.98). I bought this program back in December 2018 with the Lifetime Upgrade. It is fairly easy program to use. Lifetime for 2 computers at this price is a great deal in my opinion.
Mar 26 at 8:50am Copy Link
Jay Softer What happens after a 1 year license expires?
Will I be able to recover a disk image after the license comes to an end?
Mar 26 at 10:54am Copy Link
John Campbell Had same issue - "Download link repeatedly fails using Chrome. Several repeat attempts to DL finally reports "Too many downloads"; and will not allow further attempts." Went to AOMEI site and downloaded Free Trial of Backupper Pro 6.4. Had previous version and it asked if I wanted to keep the registration info. I said yes and it uninstalled the previous version, installed the trial and registered as Pro (doesn't say Trial anywhere). Hopefully this will work for you.
Mar 26 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Fred User I keep getting "invalid license code" after pasting the license code they sent. Will not try the software if they are this inept .
Mar 26 at 3:07pm Copy Link
jack hath Where does one paste/insert the license?
Mar 26 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Karl M. AOMEI Backupper stores all files into a single image file, right? So if the file gets corrupt, anything is gone.
Mar 27 at 6:08am Copy Link
Jay Softer Unlike many other developers who actively participate in the discussions, AOMEI keeps ignoring our posts here.

This is rather a bad sign.
Mar 27 at 7:10am Copy Link
Peter User Can not download
Mar 27 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Bob Feigel Video unavailable. No mention of HOW my data will be backed up. No mention of whether or not there's incremental backup available. No mention of whether or not the backed up data/files are kept in their original format or a proprietary format that needs AOMEI Backupper Professional to recover. And, according to the comments I've read here, lots of installation and other problems.
Mar 27 at 1:14pm Copy Link
Naren User It simply does not download even after trying for several hours and it appears that download is monitored by the seller as it sent a notification saying that I have been made too many attempts and better should buy it.What are they trying to achieve?
Mar 27 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Peter User Naren User, please right click the Download button from the receipt email, then select "Copy Hyperlink" and paste the copied address/URL into the address field of preferably either Firefox or Edge and if that is not possible, then any other browser except for Google Chrome. That should start the download.
This works for me.
Mar 27 at 3:31pm Copy Link
PRH vG registration does not work (invallid licencecode)
Mar 27 at 8:44pm Copy Link
Niels Erik Karkov I - and probably many more - are awaiting in great excitement on the manufacturer to break the embarrassing silence that up til now has been the answer on the many relevant questions and expiriences. Even though it is free and even though the Pro offer might be a bargain I do not dare to risk my data or having the slightest installation trouble on a program whose manufactureres are not keen on answering or offering help immidiately. Conclusion: I will look around for a paid back up program that makes me feel safe
Mar 28 at 2:21am Copy Link
Bob Feigel Well I tried copying and pasting the download link in Firefox instead of using Chrome and BINGO! Everything worked fine. The activation worked perfectly but I'm still trying to find out if it will do INCREMENTAL file backups.
Mar 28 at 5:09am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @PRH vG, Did you use the installer from the receipt email? If so, could you please send us at a screenshot showing the registration information you fill in the registration field as well as the registration error message you get when trying to register?
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 28 at 5:13am Copy Link
Joe M For those who want to try this software, their website states they have a
90-Day Money Back Guarantee. For the price of $21.98 for the AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade, That is a good deal.
Mar 28 at 9:17am Copy Link
Ken Stecher Excellent backup solution. Been using Aomei for a couple of years now and has come through and saved me from losing all my data. I highly recommend it
Mar 28 at 5:42pm Copy Link
AOMEI Technology Any technical question, please write to

Nego Dan AOMEI will support customers from every distributor.
AOMEI Technology AOMEI Backupper supports Incremental backup.. This is the user manual/data sheet of AOMEI Backupper.
jack hath I ask AGAIN: Where does one paste or insert the license?
Mar 29 at 4:09am Copy Link
SKY EXCUSE ME!? I have just paid for and purchased the 2 PC lifetime and I got the email with the license key where it says: You must install/register the software while the promotion is active, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key." So, here is the "Free Lifetime Upgrade" promise I had paid for? I don't even have the second PC with me and it is 5 am here! Anyhow, if this statement is true, I am asking for a full refund immediately, without even bothering to install and test the software! Thank you for a swift refund! Thanks but no thanks for such a misleading offer!
Mar 29 at 4:10am Copy Link
Bob Feigel OK - I backed up a folder to my backup drive and it's in what I'd call a proprietary format with a suffix of .afi So it looks like you do need AOMEI to restore the files in the folder. Which is not what I want because if my entire system crashes then I have to download, install and re-register AOMEI on my new system in order to access my backed-up files. I'll stick with HandyBackup because it not only backs up files in their original format ((so they can simply be copied and pasted back) but you can also choose to have incremental backups which makes cloud storage far, far faster and less expensive.
Mar 29 at 4:19am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @SKY, I am sorry for the confusion. The license you purchased allows for free upgrades and can be installed any time. The reason you saw that phrase about installing the product during the promotion period, is because we only have one license policy per promotion (that license policy is available for the first purchase item which in this case is the giveaway item) and because of an issue in our system, which puts that license policy into every receipt email associated to that promotion, including in the receipt emails of the up-sells, like in this case.

So in conclusion, you can install the product any time and you have free upgrades for it.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 29 at 4:21am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Excellent drive image backup tool. Only trouble is this is an older version.

V.6.5 has been out for a while now.

Still, it does the job.
May 18 at 6:45am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Peter Gabriel, I am sorry about the confusion regarding the version number. For normally discounted deals such as this one, we need to promote the latest version of the product. So the version we are promoting, is the latest one, specifically 6.5.1
BitsDuJour Admin - May 18 at 7:25am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Constantin, thanks for the clarification.
May 18 at 7:38am Copy Link
Hourglass94 Does this need to be installed within a limited time. I'm going to get a new computer at Christmas and won't be installing until then.

Is this acceptable?
May 18 at 9:52am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Hourglass94, Yes, you can install it anytime.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 18 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Martin User Picture shows 1 year subscription, fine print states lifetime. May want to clear that up. Thanks.
May 19 at 2:54am Copy Link
Jeanne Esther I would also like clarification about the license: is it 1 year as marked on the above Picture or lifetime as said in the Fine Print?

Also I would like to know if this product can help me restore/repair damaged booting on my windows 10 tablet.
May 19 at 3:29am Copy Link
Josh User Nice software. Do you have a free trial?
May 19 at 5:17am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Josh User, Sure, please use the following installer URL for the trial:
BitsDuJour Admin - May 19 at 5:17am Copy Link
Wil Anderson I see answers to every question outside of what type of license this actually is.

Is it a permanent license or is it a SUBSCRIPTION?

Kind of a shady offering, as it implies it is a permanent license. If it is an ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION that is something else.

Maybe I am wrong, but your silence is quite loud
May 19 at 6:03am Copy Link
Martin User @Constantin seems like a lot of people would like an answer to this licensing question??
May 19 at 7:59am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Martin User, Sorry about the confusion. Indeed, the screenshot was misleading. The license we're promoting today is the "AOMEI Backupper Pro + Free Lifetime Upgrade (2 PCs)" license as described in The Fine Print tab.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 19 at 8:11am Copy Link
Martin User Thanks @Constantin and for fixing the picture.
May 19 at 12:11pm Copy Link
L. D. User If this is a Lifetime License with Lifetime Free Upgrades then I don't understand why I can't use it on my existing already installed Pro versions of the program to upgrade their Licenses?

If I have to uninstall the versions I'm currently using first and then re-install the currrent version contained in the download link (very soon now apparently) then I'll lose the records within the programs of all the previous backups I've made!!!!

After purchasing this deal, why can't we just enter the new License into the already installed Professional version of the program that's installed on my computers and then update them?

That rule in the Fine Print is absolutely lousy.

May 19 at 11:44pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Drew User, I believe you're referring to this part in The Fine Print tab:
This promotion cannot be used to upgrade or extend an existing license.
If so, I believe this is a condition we used to promote the giveaway license of this product and may not apply to the Lifetime license promotion. To be sure, I just contacted the vendor to help clear this out.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 20 at 4:13am Copy Link

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