Acronis® True Image™ OEM Download, Installation, and Activation Instructions

Acronis® True Image™ OEM is an integrated software suite that allows you to back up your entire disk drive or selected partitions, clone your operating system, restore from data previously backed up and create bootable media from USB drives or CD/DVD discs.


  • Windows® 11, 10, and 8.1(admin rights required)
  • 16 character short key
  • Internet access for product activation

Note: Acronis True Image Activation key included with select Kingston products


Click “Download Acronis” and follow the instructions to install the software.

Download Acronis

Installation Instructions

Locate your Acronis® download and double-click the file to begin the installation.

Click Install to install the application.

Click Start application once the installation is complete.

Read through the License Agreement and accept it in order to proceed.

Activation Instructions

Step 1 – Product Activation

If you purchased a Kingston product that includes an Acronis license within the packaging, you will need that to successfully activate the software. Locate your 16-character key, then enter the information into the Activation field and click Activate.

Note: if you input an incorrect 16-character key, it will indicate that your serial number is not valid on the Sign In screen.

Step 2 – Sign In or Create an Account

If you already have an account, you may sign into it.

If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one. Click Create an account to create a new account.

To create an account, you will need to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • A password
  • Click the Create account button once you have provided this information.

Step 3: Confirm Acronis Account Email Correspondence

Log into the email account you used for Acronis account information, and activate your new account by clicking Activate Account and completing the required steps.

Quick Start

Once you have attached your Kingston SSD to your system you may begin the cloning process.

Step 1 – Start Application

Launch the Acronis® True Image OEM application, select Tools, then click Clone Disk.

Step 2 – Select Clone Method

Select the Automatic clone method and click Next.

Step 3 – Select Source Disk

Select the source disk that you wish to clone from and click Next.

Step 4 – Select Destination Disk

Select the destination disk that you wish to clone to and click Next.

Note: If your destination disk contains data, you may see a warning appear. Confirm that you’ve selected the proper source and destination drives, and continue only if you’re confident that you no longer need the data located on the destination disk.

Step 5 – Selecting the Cloning Method

Select from the required cloning method options. If you plan to replace the current operating system disk with a new disk, please select this option.

Step 6 – Summary

The summary screen will appear after cloning method is selected. Perform a final confirmation that you have selected the correct source and destination disks. You may also review the changes to the destination disk under Before and After. Click Proceed to begin the data transfer operation.

Step 7 – Data Transfer

A notification will appear letting you know the cloning process has started. Once the cloning process completes, close any open applications, and shutdown the computer when you are ready.

Step 8 – Cloning Complete

The cloning process is now complete. While the computer is shut down you may disconnect the source disk from your computer. Now turn on your computer and you will boot to your Kingston SSD.

Additional Information

For additional information related to the Acronis® True Image™ OEM software, please refer to the appropriate User Guide.

Acronis User Guide

Note for MAC and Linux Users

The Acronis® True Image™ OEM software is not compatible with Mac OS or Linux distributions.

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