Disk Image

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Version Date Changes
24.0.6 Apr 29, 2024
  • Fixed: Verification fails on RAW images with compression
24.0.5 Apr 10, 2024
  • Fixed: BitLocker volume in extended partition on MBR disk is not detected properly
24.0.4 Mar 6, 2024
  • Fixed "Source dynamic partition not found" error in some cases with scheduled tasks
24.0.3 Feb 25, 2024
  • Fixed "too long run list" error while restoring NTFS partition
24.0.2 Feb 1, 2024
  • Added support for BitLocker encrypted volumes
  • Fixed creating scheduled tasks for dynamic volumes
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
  • Improved Boot Disk Creator – added Display Scaling and Network Resource mapping
  • The latest Active@ Boot Disk based on WinPE (Windows Server 23H2 code base)
  • Boot Disk includes much more storage drivers for Dell, HP and Lenovo
23.1.5 October 31, 2023
  • Improved support for large (more than 64KB) clusters in NTFS
  • Improved support for dynamic disks
  • New improved Active@ Boot Disk and Boot Disk Creator
  • Bug fixes
23.0.0 May 9, 2023
  • Improved HiDPI support
  • Improved support of large (more than 64KB) cluster size NTFS volumes
  • Improved compatibility with third party raw images
  • Many fixes and minor improvements
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE based on Windows 11 v22H2 code base
11.0.0 Nov 25, 2021
  • Windows 11 support
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE based on Windows 11 v21H2 code base
  • Revised logic for deleting of old backups, auto-deletion of incomplete backups
  • Added more detailed error information
  • Fixed app crash when incorrect check sum is detected
  • Fixed Explorer crash when restoring a folder containing an empty folder
  • Added detailed hardware information to the log
10.0.3 Jan 20, 2021
  • Added possibility to Run a task from the Tasks dialog
  • Fixed: Old logs not rendered properly after 10.0.2 upgrade
  • Fixed: Cannot save scheduled backups to a network drive with version 10.0.2
  • BootDisk Doc & Qt5 x64 DLLs removed from Free & Trial versions, freewares became less in size
10.0.2 Jan 13, 2021
  • Improved support for disks with sector size 4096 bytes
  • Fixed: Windows 10 might not boot properly after recovery or Copy Disk on UEFI system
  • Fixed: Scheduled backup fails if the destination folder does not exist due to HDD replacement
  • Minor bug fixes & user interface improvements
10.0.0 Nov 24, 2020
  • Added Amazon Clouds support: backup to & restore from AWS clouds
  • The latest Active@ Boot Disk - WinPE upgraded to Windows build 2004
  • Boot Disk Creator improved to configure Clouds access
  • Minor bug fixes & user interface improvements
9.5.2 Oct 17, 2019
  • Improved backup/recovery for the latest Windows 10 updates
  • Many improvements and bug fixes
  • Pro version: Boot Disk upgraded to WinPE based on Windows 10 build 1903
  • Pro version: Active@ Boot Disk now fully supports SATA & PCI-E NVMe M.2 disks
9.1.4 Nov 26, 2018
  • Added support for raw images in VirtualDisk
  • Added support for ReFS in Explorer
  • Minor user interface improvements
  • Fixed bug preventing proper display of exFAT partitions in Explorer
  • Fixed raw images compression in Disk Image and VirtualDisk
  • Professional version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk and Boot Disk Creator improved
9.0.0 Apr 12, 2018
  • Added revolutionary Fast compression method
  • Added the latest ReFS file system support for native backups
  • Improved handling of GPT partitions and disks
  • Fixed MBR/GPT restoration issues for most complex OS configurations
  • Many improvements and bug fixes
  • Professional version: the latest Boot Disk is now based on WinPE 10 (build 1709)
  • Professional version: added Boot Disk customization & saving/restoring its state
8.0.3 May 12, 2017
  • Improved slow RAW image creation for non-Windows partitions
  • Task scheduling uses Task Scheduler API 2.0 on Vista+
  • Added support for Microsoft Storage Spaces
  • Added network credentials support for scheduled tasks
  • Improved driver installation for Virtual Disk
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
  • New security includes product activations
7.0.4 May 25, 2015
  • Progress displayed on the TaskBar icon
  • Scheduled Running task Progress can be monitored
  • User interface & performance improvements
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE 5.1 64-bit (x64) base which performs faster & optimizes RAM usage
  • Active@ Boot Disk now being able to boot the latest UEFI Secure Boot systems
6.0.2 April 1, 2014
  • Added support for SMTP servers not requiring authentications;
  • Minor GUI fix
6.0.1 February 28, 2014
  • Added full support for exFAT file system
  • Added minimization of windows into tray during creating/restoring/cloning/copying/verifying
  • Removed text log settings (now created automatically)
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
5.6.2 December 30, 2013
  • Fully supported disks 4096 bytes sectors (ADI & RAW images)
  • Windows 8.1 backup/restore support with BCD correction
  • Added German translation
5.5.2 July 2, 2013
  • Multi-language support (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish). Installation & Boot Disk Creator as well.
  • Active@ Virtual Disk (RAW & ADI images can be mounted and visible in Windows Explorer, read-only mode)
5.4.2 Jan 2, 2013
  • Freeware and Trial packages
  • Added Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the list of recognized OSes
  • Registry path changed from Active Disk Image 3.0 to Active Disk Image
  • Prevents Windows 8 to go to sleep if a disk image activity (create, restore, verify) is performed
  • Added to the log indication whether original partition size is preserved when restoring a disk
  • Fixed: Restoring an image of the whole disk might cause error in creating of partition
  • Pro version: Latest Boot Disk Creator includes Network pre-configuration and security features
  • Pro version: Latest Boot Disk Utilities, Documentation & Virtual Keyboard added
5.3.1 Sept. 26, 2012
  • Generic uncompressed raw images support
  • Editing scheduled tasks
  • Pre- and post-execution commands for scheduled tasks
  • Changed: Partitions are now created aligned to 4K boundary for improved performance on SSD disks
  • Fixed: DIM crashes when creating a RAW image of not initialized disk
  • Boot Disk – also contains all latest improvements:
    - Driver's Packs for Medis Storages/USB/Networks
    - Updated browser and other utilities
5.2.5 Dec. 22, 2011
  • Performance increased up to 150% on multi-core systems
  • Fixed: Scheduled tasks don't send notifications when running under system account
  • Fixed: Error 3 while creating a raw image of dynamic drive
  • Fixed: RAW image for Vista bug
  • Boot Disk latest utils & latest BootDiscCreator
5.1 August 11, 2011
  • New: Added image verification after creating an image
  • New: Added shutdown option after creating an image
  • New: E-mail notifications
  • New: Starter Edition
5.0 April 09, 2011
  • New: Added scripting support
  • New: Image encryption
4.2.4 November 01, 2010
  • New 4.2.4 version of Active@ Disk Image has more features. Copy Disk to Disk feature (direct copying partitions with resizing). Scheduled incremental backups support (Pro version). Incremental backup of unknown file systems is supported.

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