Windows 8’s Secure Boot Makes Acronis True Image Useless

Booting from a recovery image is not allowed with Secure Boot turned on

By on January 15th, 2013 20:01 GMT

Another day, another Windows 8 issue. This time, it appears that Microsoft’s latest operating system is blocking Linux-based recovery environments, including Acronis’ very popular True Image software.

Consumers who try to boot from a recovery image are blocked by Microsoft’s anti-rootkit option and provided with an error that says, “Selected boot image did not authenticate. Press ‘Enter’ to continue.”

According to PCPro, Acronis has already submitted an answer to one of the affected users, saying that it’s all because of Windows’s Secure Boot and disabling this option is the only way to make True Image work.

But another problem is that Acronis True Image is marked as Windows 8-compatible on the official website of the company, with customers allowed to spend as much as $49.99 (€37.2) for a software that doesn’t work very well on Microsoft’s new operating system.

“True Image 2013 is compatible with Windows 8. Just like with all the other versions down to XP,” the website reads.

Official comments from either Microsoft or Acronis are yet to be released at the time of writing this article.

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