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What are people saying about Image for Windows

Steven Avery Hi Folks, Excellent reviews on Snapfiles especially, also Fileforum. Interesting discussion at DonationCoder http://www.donationcoder...._next=prev Excellent support and support forums. Normally a good price, now with a Bits discount. Image software definitely has a place at the table. Have a crash, and yet get up and running with no muss, no fuss. This one must be given A-1 consideration. Shalom, Steven Avery
Feb 23 2008 at 6:49pm Copy Link
Redacted RE: Terabyte Image for Windows

I tried to pay but was not able to access the RegNow website to download and pay. Would you be able to help me obtain this software with the discount? Please reply.

Paul March

Monday, February 25, 2008 at 14h 40
Feb 25 2008 at 5:12am Copy Link
Sar Rii Ahhhh man I'd like to still buy this for $19...

I'm so poor I can't afford the $38 price... :(

Any BIG discounts anywhere?

All I can find is 20% off right now, darn... :(
Aug 3 2008 at 10:25pm Copy Link
adrian williams If you want peace of mind - buy this software. I've used this but mainly their sister product BootIt NG for all my backups for years. Start with a clean install with all your drivers and then back it up. Second, add all your programs and backup a second time. Now you have two backups that can be used to get you out of a major mess should you install a program that wrecks your system. Move all your dynamic stuff off the C drive before you create your backups - I put all 'my documents' and mp3's on another partition - D drive for example. When you recover from a backup all your documents are still there. With a little planning you can have a very reliable backup system by using this program.
Use BootIt Ng and you can have as many PC's as you hard drive has capacity. One for your main use and then several others for games, testing etc etc. Just select the PC you want to use at boot-up. I'd thoroughly recommend this software but if you want total control buy BootIt NG as well !
Dec 11 2008 at 4:54am Copy Link
David F. For those purchasing as gifts, simply use the shipping fields with your friends or family members information.
Dec 11 2008 at 5:39am Copy Link
Alan c I currently have 2 drives, one with an old and slow-running XP pro install, the new one with a clean new XP home install. Am currently moving everything over. My problem is when I boot I can choose which operating system - but if I choose the new Home one it still "sees" and treats C drive as the master drive, tries to install programs on it etc.

Would this app avoid all that and act as a completely different machine?

Even if I unplug the old drive the new one is still called "F", which is making transferring files a pain because all my software is looking in places such as C/my docs etc when now they are of course in F/my docs etc

Am currently using Acronis for my imaging which as far as I know works but I really don't like that program and would consider changing that too

Dec 11 2008 at 5:54pm Copy Link
TeraByte Assuming you wanted a clean install - you should have hooked the new drive as a single drive (or made it hd0) and installed to it so it stays C: and use BootIt Next Generation http://www.terabyteunlimi...ration.htm to boot either OS.

Image for Windows would have allowed you to backup the old drive and restore it to the new larger drive if that's what you wanted to do.

With IFW you could allows you to restore to a virtual machine - a sample tutorial is found in the Image for Windows section of the HowTo pages at
TeraByte Unlimited - Dec 11 2008 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Ray Greene I can recommend IFW, I've been using it for years and it's great.
It's simple and lightweight and makes other imaging apps I've tried look huge and bloated.
My only gripe is that it doesn't handle dynamic disks. If it did I would have bought copies for the servers at work.
Dec 12 2008 at 7:32am Copy Link
VJ N Is the license for lifetime ( with upgrades ) ??
Mar 1 2010 at 6:56pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens I read through the features and manual, and it looks pretty good, except for one major problem. Their PHYLock utility appears to be home-brew. All backup software should use VSS on systems which support it. I consider this issue to be a very big deal.
Mar 1 2010 at 8:39pm Copy Link
TeraByte The minor .x updates are free. Major X. updates may have a cost.

PHYLock is superior to VSS for disk imaging. However, 2.54 offers the choice to use VSS on Win2K3 or later for those that want to use it.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 2 2010 at 1:27am Copy Link
Yuri G. How does this compare to Acronis True Image (esp. in speed and image size)?
Mar 2 2010 at 2:46am Copy Link
TeraByte Never used it. However lots of users have converted from it to IFW after trying IFW. In general (because things will be different based on data type and cpu usage), user reports are showing that using the fastest option in TI is a little faster than IFW, but IFW compresses more and creates a smaller image file. On the other hand, using more compression in TI is slower than IFW but compresses a little more than IFW standard compression (IFW also has more compression options).
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 2 2010 at 3:04am Copy Link
Guy Good I am a long time user of TeraByte products and their support is terrific. I had been using their BootIT NG product for quite awhile and was so pleased with the support, I bought Image for Windows mainly just to just reward them for all the help I had received. At the time I was using Norton's Ghost 2003 and it was enough for my needs. Later I upgraded to Image for Windows Ver 2 and started using that because Ghost 2003 didn't have some of the features I wanted to try. I also owned an earlier version of Acronis True Image, but their support leaves alot to be desired. A couple times I contacted them and received a reply several months later with an apology. It really didn't matter at that late date since I handled the issues another way.

The Image for Windows/DOS/Linux user interface may not look as pretty as ATI, but I'll take great support over a pretty look every time. Why not email TeraByte and Acronis support to see which one answers first and will make any necessary fixes if needed. If you read Acronis True Image user comments in reviews, you'll see many complain every new fix will be in the next release for an upgrade fee of course.

They also run a news server of their own with a great user community who help one another answering questions and suggesting ideas to solve problems they ask about.
Mar 2 2010 at 8:06am Copy Link
Guy Simmons Brilliant software and excellent support. You cannot go wrong.

David, ur getting ahead of yourself, the latest version is 2.53 LOL.


Guy (DrTeeth)
Mar 2 2010 at 8:38am Copy Link
Pete W Will there be a clone feature in Image for Windows in the future so that you can easily clone a hard drive to another one?

Thank you.
Mar 4 2010 at 12:47am Copy Link
TeraByte Already has a copy featre.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 4 2010 at 4:14am Copy Link
Pete W Thats great to hear, thanks. The last time I tried the software which was over a year ago it didn't have this feature at that time. Looking at the first welcome to IFW screenshot I didn't see a copy/clone option so I guess I just assumed IFW still didn't have this feature yet.
Mar 4 2010 at 7:05am Copy Link
Ves Snas How much does it cost upgrade from one to another version(Major update)?
Mar 4 2010 at 10:42am Copy Link
TeraByte Last time that happened it was 50% off. V1 released in ~2002, V2 in ~2008.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 4 2010 at 10:49am Copy Link
Ves Snas @ David F.
Thanks for the reply about the upgrade price. Usually is 50 % for almost all products, but i just wanted to be sure.

Besides the fact that TeraByte's products are incredible good and extremely reliable , the upgrade policy is probably the best from all the other products out there.

1. I've been looking at release history for v.2 and till now has passed more that two years(whole 2008 and 2009 ) from v.2.00 to v.2.50 which is "roughly" half a product cycle.
So that means that this version (v2) can be still used(and actively developed) for almost ~ 2 years, until version 3 is introduced?
Can you tell me something more about this?
Are Terabyte plans something like that?

What i mean is that this version (v2) product would be at least 1.5 - 2 years minimum currently actively developed?

2. For buying Image for Windows, we also get Image for DOS, Image for Linux as it is stated, right?

3. For personal use only, the product besides on one machine, can be used on two additional machines?
Mar 5 2010 at 5:53am Copy Link
TeraByte 1 - There are no set plans on when major updates would come out.

2 - correct, IFW includes IFD, IFL, and OSD Tool Suite Pro.

3 - correct, For personal/home use a single license covers up to three computers.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 5 2010 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Patrick N. bought this last time on bdj & you terrabyte are heroes!

this stuff works very well, not sticky n' bloated as many other
very fast and reliable, size of backups is terrific,
the program is updated frequently.

what you dont get is disturbing online license checks
image for windows does not have this (thanks for the trust)
why i mention is because i had to redo my setup completely
using products like macrium,rollback,shadowprotect,
you don't want to sit in support when accidents happen

value and use:
ranks easily 1st place any of my purchased programs
i'm very happy i bought this, really am

1 question:
how come restoring with ifl is faster than ifd?
Mar 5 2010 at 6:17pm Copy Link
TeraByte Depends on the system - some IFD will run faster, other IFL will run faster. We provide the different environments (windows, dos, linux) so you can whatever works best with your hardware/firmware.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 5 2010 at 7:29pm Copy Link
Peter pereh I downloaded and installed the program, but no 'Image for DOS' was included. So I downloaded this separately, but I only got a few loose files and 2 exe-files. So it seems things are not working as stated in the manual and the website. Have I overlooked something?
Mar 5 2010 at 11:13pm Copy Link
Peter pereh Sorry, my fault; I made a mistake during installation.
Mar 6 2010 at 2:47am Copy Link
R G Thanks for the clarification about licenses. I bought this way back, and am in the process of building a new computer. I had plans to buy this for the new puter as well (after I'd figured out if a new license would be needed), but now I realize my existing license covers 3 PCs :) As always I don't buy software without looking into other users' experiences and the efficiency, and I have not regretted my decision to buy this program. Highly recommended!
Great deal, but my ass is covered already, it seems ;)
Mar 6 2010 at 10:02am Copy Link
Guy Good To Pete W (Visitor) Says:

Will there be a clone feature in Image for Windows in the future so that you can easily clone a hard drive to another one?

Take a look at TeraByte's CopyWipe software. It is free and can copy one drive to another. The pdf manual is located on the same web page listed below.

Mar 6 2010 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Guy Simmons Copywipe is so good, other TB customers and I have asked for it to be further developed and no longer be free.
Mar 6 2010 at 11:23pm Copy Link
Mike G How about keeping the freeware version of Copywipe AND developing a more feature-rich paid version? But the point about it being THAT GOOD is well taken. :)
Mar 7 2010 at 1:23am Copy Link
Rich OBrien Image for Windows by TeraByte
100308 Posted on

Is it possible to use Image for Windows by TeraByte to copy just a Folder full of Folders and retain the existing folder dates so the folder's dates aren't all changed to today's date? Nearly all backup programs change folder dates to today's date. Not good.

AccelMan retains the original folder dates on copies of folders but unfortunately AccelMan is an orphan because the developer abandoned this great program about three years ago. I wish Iconico or someone would arrange to adopt AccelMan and continue to make a great program even better.

I won't use Acronis True Image again. I tried its Clone utility. The clone was a bootable drive. But without asking my permission Acronis True Image's Clone Utility changed the source drive so it was no longer bootable. Acronis True Image ordinarily makes a non-bootable compact file, not a bootable clone. If your main drive won't boot, what good is an unbootable, non-clone image?

With a cloned image on a second hard drive, when my main drive won't boot, I start my computer, press the key to get into the BIOS Settings, pick a different bootable drive and I'm back in business as fast as it takes Windows to boot up.

I've been using Casper by Future Systems Solutions to make perfect, bootable clones of my Windows image on a second internal drive and on external USB drives. Casper intelligently copies only changes and what is new so it can clone my 27 GB Windows partition in under 6 minutes. Casper 5 is fast. New Casper 6 seems much slower so I didn't upgrade.

Problem with Casper is that unlike Symantec Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image, you can't tell Casper to copy a certain folder. For years I've asked them for this feature. I've also ask for them to make the text larger in Casper. Twice I've overwritten drives with the wrong image because I misread the tiny text in Casper.

Rather than simply make the text larger in Casper, they suggested I change my Windows settings to make all text larger. I tried that. It made a mess out of Windows without affecting the tiny text in Casper. Recently I found the wonderful, FREE Iconico Magnifier software and that has been a great help.
Mar 8 2010 at 5:18am Copy Link
TeraByte Image for Windows is a disk tool for backup/restore/copying of partitions/hard drives so you can quickly and easily be back up and running from whatever backup you want or for migration to new hard drives/systems. If you want to copy files/folders, use a file manager or the built in xcopy (or if you have vista or later robocopy). They retain folder file dates and you can easily schedule them in batch files and have options for what to copy by archive bits/dates/etc. You can combine with FileProc if you need some feature they didn't offer.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 8 2010 at 5:47am Copy Link
Guy Good To Rich OBrien (Visitor)

If you want to copy files/folder, you will want a backup program rather than an imaging program.

There are quite a few free ones. I will list a few below and you can see if they suit your needs.


SyncBack Freeware

Hopefully you should find one that will do what you need. The backup programs serve a different function than Imaging software.
Mar 8 2010 at 1:56pm Copy Link
Michael R When making a backup, can I selectively exclude some directories?

In my partition I have a data-directory containing some data, I would like to backup separetely.

And of cause, can I, when restoring the backup to a drive containing this data-directory make ImageForWindows not to overwrite this?
Mar 8 2010 at 4:41pm Copy Link
john oconnor can I recover to a smaller hard disk, as long as the data is smaller than the smaller harddisk?

image of 100gig hd that only has 49gig of data, restored to an 80gig drive?
Mar 9 2010 at 3:14am Copy Link
TeraByte yes provided the location of the data in the partition is under 80G. This restores an exact copy of what you backed up, any resizing takes place after restoring (putting the data back). See appendix C. of the manual.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 9 2010 at 5:01am Copy Link
Jonathan Keener I'm a long time Drive Snapshot user, but I am considering this because if the price, as it looks like a great backup tool to have.

A couple of questions:

1. Can Image for Windows be ran from a USB drive with no installation?

2. I've got an SSD drive that when the firmware is updated, the drive is wiped. I've done this once, using another backup tool, and it was a little painful getting the partitions back the way they were (Windows 7 64 bit, the 100MB partition and the main paritition), and even then, I had to run the "repair computer" off of the windows 7 disk to actually get the drive to boot again. So my question is, would Image for Windows make my life a bit easier the next time I have to do a firmware update?
Mar 9 2010 at 5:56am Copy Link
Max McHammer I would really like to buy this, but the order form refuses to give me the discount, although the introductory screen shows the discounted price.

If you want to sell me this, you'd better be quick - it's getting late in Europe.
Mar 9 2010 at 6:55am Copy Link
TeraByte You can setup a WinPE type disc using the plug-in for the various builders.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 9 2010 at 7:28am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @Max

Everything seems to be working fine on our end, have you tried clearing your browser cache? That often clears everything up.

If not, could you send me a screenshot of the offending RegNow screen at roger (at) iconico (dot) com?

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 9 2010 at 7:37am Copy Link
Max McHammer @ Roger

That worked fine. Thanks!
Mar 9 2010 at 8:13am Copy Link
S.C. absolutely one of my all time favorite windows apps. no brainer deal here if it works on your system. always test before you buy.
Mar 9 2010 at 3:21pm Copy Link
Barney B Ok, So I've looked for some documentation since this program really piqued my interest. I have numerous home users I provide support for [friends / family not commercial] and each of them have a propensity for destroying their systems in one way or another.

When you make a full image on an external HDD, can you directly boot from that external image so you can flash back the external image to the original location?

Mar 9 2010 at 6:09pm Copy Link
TeraByte if you set it up to boot (using makeHDD in IFL or TBOSSYS/SYS for DOS, or one of the WinBuilder utilties for WinPE) it will . otherwise you simply setup a separate boot disk (cd/dvd, usb flash drive, etc) by just running makedisk in the program - boot that disk and then restore from the external hard drive.
TeraByte Unlimited - Mar 9 2010 at 8:01pm Copy Link
BG Gallant Too bad Bits De Jour wasn't working yesterday. I tried IE and Firefox and the Buy link would not work. It would come back with deal expired, yet it was the middle of the day. Any chance of reposting? After following BdJ for months, this is the first time I actually tried to Buy something.
Mar 10 2010 at 2:15am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski I owned a license of IFW since version 1. I really find it an indispensable tool, much easier to use than normal file-based backups, where you can suddenly realise that you have forgotten to put a particular file or folder on the list  ... Especially with the TBIView and TBIMount tools enabling you to look into the image file or even mount it as a drive letter!

I am only looking forward to BING 2 to emerge to catch up with the IFW version 2 format of the image files. Sometimes PhyLock driver fails during a lengthy backup - BING would not have such problems ...
Sep 21 2010 at 7:10pm Copy Link
t p I also have owned since V1 and it is equally indispensable. It's fast, dependable and I used it on 2 new PC's where I replaced the virgin drives and restored from the IFW backup before doing anything else. Now that's confidence in a purchased product. Service is top notch, they answer in a flash and frequently tell you to read the doc, and it's frequently there. Wish all my 'payware' was this good. PS: Don't know anything about upcoming BING 2, but if user wants to do a 'restricted state' backup because of Phylock, I think they still give you a free bootup version that would avoid that problem. (BING is great too)
Sep 24 2010 at 5:33pm Copy Link
Tomasz Burger Tomasz, although it seems that IfW is a great tool - what I wait for a long time is BING. Is BING 2 confirmed (link please)?
Sep 24 2010 at 11:13pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Tomasz :-), Yes, BING 2 is confirmed. See http://www.terabyteunlimi...ebnews.htm and search the BootIt Next Generation newsgroup for "BING 2". Below I quote one of the messages from Terabyte Unlimited, where they confirm the date (late summer/early fall): initially probably a sideways move (of course there will be differences), but it gets rid of a bunch of restrictions that will allow new changes/stuff going forward without any issues."Brian K" <iibntgyea4 wrote in message news:4c4b9bcb207.57.2.143:1198... >> "TeraByte Support" wrote in message > news:4c4b952b$1207.57.2.143:1198... >> Late Summer - maybe early fall - not rushing it but it's being worked on.>>> Can you give us a hint of what delights are in store?> In fact, I would recommend you to buy a bundle of BING2 with IFW/IFD/IFL suite. BING would be more reliable at restores, while IFW would be faster at imaging.
Sep 25 2010 at 12:48am Copy Link
Tomasz Burger Dzieki za linka, it would be nice to hear from TeraByte about their upgrade policy. I'm expecting BING in 2-3 weeks on BTJ (according to company's first appearance here). If I'm going to pay 18$ for BING here and in a month another 18$ for upgrade to BING 2, mabye I should concern wait a little and buy IfW and BING 2 bundle from their website. But it all depends on $.
Sep 25 2010 at 1:48am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Tomasz Bootit Next Generation is not currently set to appear on Bits du Jour, sorry!    -r
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 25 2010 at 1:55am Copy Link
Tomasz Burger @ Roger
not as sorry as I am :-( - but thx for the info. Ah, well.. Bright side is that I don't have to worry about TBU upgrade policy and my Christmas present (hope they manage to release BING 2 till Christmas) :-)
Sep 25 2010 at 2:16am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Haha, yes, BING 2 looks to be an exciting release! -r
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 25 2010 at 2:34am Copy Link
Guy Good I found this in a Terabyte newsgroup post dated 09-08-2010. BootIt Next Generation V2 Update: The next major update to BootIt (BootIt BM) is in progress and should be released before the end of 2010.  This delay allows more time for testing and additional features. The free upgrade period from BootIt Next Generation to BootIt BM will be for purchases made on or after July 1, 2009 and 50% off for purchases made before that date.
Sep 25 2010 at 5:03pm Copy Link
Tomasz Burger @ Guy Good Yes, I've stumbled across this post yesterday too. I can't say anything about their support quality (didn't have opportunity to test it yet), but I've read some user experiences - and all where very positive. As for quality of BootIt NG - I've tested it extensively along with similar software (Paragon, Acronis) and in my opinion BING with it's ability of: imaging partitions, options to dynamically hide&unhide logic disc/partitions, standard partition operations and PRICE is THE BEST manager on the market. I was hoping to buy BING on BTJ for $18 - but I'll not wait until BING 2 appears here in a year. I'll just wait for BING 2 release - and I'm going to pay full price - it's worth that amount. 
Sep 25 2010 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Tomasz Burger
Well, you don't need to wait :-) Just buy BING 1 now (or a bundle with IFW/IFD/IFL) and according to the Terabyte announcement quoted above you'll receive BING 2 free of charge, when it is released
Sep 25 2010 at 9:52pm Copy Link
Tomasz Burger @Tomasz Lisowski
 1) expences above $20 require my wife's approval - proper timing is crucial :-)
2) but seriously - I would rather avoid installing BING v1 and then upgrading it to v2 - it's partitions I'm going to mess - easy to loose data.
I only hope TBU will not remove in BING v2 some features present in BING.
Sep 26 2010 at 12:07am Copy Link
Jack Crawford Is it possible to run Image for Windows from an external USB device, or does it require Windows services etc?

Sep 27 2010 at 6:25pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski I believe you need to have IFW installed, as it relies on the PhyLock driver to be able to image the partition that might be written to during imaging.

I am not sure, but if you install Windows on the external USB drive and then boot from it, you should be able to run IFW from there. Anyway, IFW must be run from a running Windows operating system.

Third alternative is BartPE CD, where you could include IFW and its BartPE plugin, so that you could boot from BartPE and launch IFW from there, taking advantage of better I/O speed while in Windows (as compared to DOS, which relies on BIOS abilities).

There is a fourth solution: in the package you obtain also Image for DOS (IFD) and for Linux (IFL), which can be run from an appropriately prepared external USB device, e.g. using the Grub4Dos boot loader.
Sep 27 2010 at 7:50pm Copy Link
DrTeeth Technically brilliant app, support brilliant. Documentation poor IMHO, says a box enables a feature, then either does not explain the feature and/or does not explain when you should want to use it. Read the documentation before you buy.

After using Image for Windows for a few years, I have moved to a product that is just as good and 1000% more intuitive.
Sep 27 2010 at 8:44pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski For me one of the main advantages of IFW is its compatibility with BING, especially in the unlimited primary partitions scenario. Even though the currently running Windows OS may not see other partitions (Linux, other Windows operating systems, etc.), IFW can perfectly "see" them and image them correctly.

I have now Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit and Windows XP installed - all hidden one from another except from sharing a common data partition and a second one - encrypted using TrueCrypt. In addition to the laptop's recovery partition this gives 6 primary partitions in total, even though the natural BIOS limit is 4!

Now I can boot, say, Windows 7 64-bit OS and use IFW to image the system partition of Windows 7 32-bit OS (knowing that it is not being used at the moment!), even though the 64-bit Windows knows nothing about it!

Guy, is your alternative also compatible with EMBR? If not, I guess it can only image, what can be seen by the operating system. At least in my case, it is not enough, which is the main reason I am staying with IFW/BING combo. I admit, not everything is clearly explained in the documentation, but a lot of other resources can be found in the Terabyte Unlimited knowledgebase and support forums.
Sep 27 2010 at 10:13pm Copy Link
Gustavo Sanchez Excellent software, buy it with no doubt, the easiest and most secure to use. Love it.
Sep 28 2010 at 2:12am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Tomasz

Compatibility is not needed as only four partitions per disk can be visible at one time...I also use BING with unlimited primaries and have no problems.
Sep 28 2010 at 5:05am Copy Link
Chris F. Long-time BING user here... however, I'm most curious about Guy's preferred alternative. Care to share it with us, Guy?
Sep 28 2010 at 7:37am Copy Link
DrTeeth Macrium Reflect. They have a free version too and native 32 & 64 bit versions.
Sep 28 2010 at 8:05am Copy Link
Albert C. Just a silly question: what advantages does this app have over let's say Acronis TIH? Thanks! ^_^
Sep 28 2010 at 8:41am Copy Link
DrTeeth Advantages? There are three.

1) The tech support is amazing and fast. What TBU does not know about BIOSs and hard discs ain't work knowing.

2) The product works and works very well and is robust.

3) The tech support is brilliant.
Sep 28 2010 at 8:52am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Guy: As I said above, IFW can see more than 4 partitions at a time and image them. The software, which is incompatible with EMBR cannot do this. Maybe not everyone needs this feature ... I do!

I need to take a look at Macrium Reflect that you have chosen. You made me curious :-)
Sep 28 2010 at 9:14am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Tomasz

That feature is useful, but I prefer to use my software and work around that.
Sep 28 2010 at 9:50am Copy Link
Chris F. Thanks, Guy!
Sep 28 2010 at 4:53pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I have moved back to the Image for Windows/DOS/Linux stable and glad I did.

Oct 18 2011 at 5:48am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ DrTeeth, I just read through this thread... what were your reasons for switching back?
Oct 29 2011 at 9:21am Copy Link
Roberto 40% in their website now :)
great bundle!
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