9393: Acronis Backup & Recovery: Recommendations on How to Avoid Reboot after Installing, Updating, Upgrading, or Uninstalling the Product

Last update: Wed, 2020-01-29 07:45

List of recommendations on how to avoid system reboot after installing, uninstalling, updating or upgrading Acronis Backup & Recovery components in Windows

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5


List of recommendations on how to avoid system reboot when using Acronis Backup & Recovery:

  1. Install a minimal set of components on critical computers and manage them remotely. For example, install only Acronis Agent for Windows;
  2. Terminate all remote sessions and log off all users. Leave only the user performing the installation logged in;
  3. Ensure there are no running backup operations when performing an update, upgrade, or uninstallation;
  4. Before starting an attended installation, uninstallation, update or upgrade, log off from Windows and then log back on. After logging back on, do not use shell extension (e.g. do not browse in the system), start the installation, uninstallation update, or upgrade immediately. See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: "Files in Use" and "explorer.exe" Warning during Installation.

More information

A reboot may be required after installing MSIEXEC 3.1 or .NET (required for Acronis Management Server).

A reboot may also be required after installing a Windows update or third party software. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 will detect this and ask for a reboot after the installation.

Sample scenario

  1. You install third party software that requires a reboot;
  2. You choose to reboot later and leave the system running;
  3. You install Acronis Backup & Recovery;
  4. Acronis Backup & Recovery will ask for a reboot to complete the installation.