Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Where is Metla these days Chilling_Silence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    16,034

    Default Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    It looks pretty cool, costs $79 for 3x PC's though ... might be nice for when fixing somebodies PC if they dont wanna format, IF it actually works like it "appears" to in the video examples.

    Anybody used it?
    My tech blog with How-To's, product reviews and general ravings!

    My thoughts on routers and reliability

    Before you ask a question, or before you get upset by a response, see here:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...ons.html#intro

    For an ISP that's dedicated to Naked VDSL2 & UFB, flat-rate, at an affordable price, check out www.whiteice.co.nz

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Taupo
    Posts
    42,159

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    Never heard of it

  3. #3
    Frank and Earnest. Cicero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Swannanoa.
    Posts
    15,983

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Never heard of it

    http://www.reimage.com/
    You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe

  4. #4
    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Among the tea trees
    Posts
    21,449

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    No idea. Haven't tried. Try it and see (make an image with a known working one as well for saffety)
    wipe your paws.

  5. #5
    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    19,238

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    just tried it on a workshop PC - the PC runs fine, no problems - took just over half an hour Even gives suggestions along the way.

    There is a question sheet - I ticked - just looking ( or words to that effect)
    At the end it gives you the option of paying for the fixes, or fixing it yourself -most were reg fixes.

    Is it worth it ??? the pricing is USA remember - so NZ round figures 3 PC's = $154.00 Unlimited usage $292.00/Month.

    They do say if it doesn't fix the PC, they will refund your money IF you apply within 7 days. It does have the option to make a bootable CD to connect to their site.

    IF I feeling like spending some money - I MIGHT give it a go on a single infected virus riddled PC, then run the normal clean out I do and see what happens and thats a BIG MIGHT!!

    Edited: out of interest - just checked my usage on Telstra, at the time I was running it, the program Downloaded around 173MBof info from their site, which shows at the top of the process bar.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 09-03-2009 at 07:12 PM.
    MURPHIES LAW THOUGH ILLOGICAL as per NORMAL IS ACTUALLY THE MOST LOGICAL SOLUTION OF ALL.

    New Forum

  6. #6
    Senior Member Blam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,382

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    Too good to be true if you ask me.


  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Bronx
    Posts
    1,352

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    looks like a package of a reg cleaner, and spyware remover.

    could be very good for people who dont know how to use Ccleaner/ SpybotS&D / HijackThis
    "Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer!"
    Grand Nagus - Zek

    http://brightwork.wordpress.com/

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Bronx
    Posts
    1,352

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    so I had a quick play....
    it took about 35 minutes to scan my system, I declined to pay for any fixes....

    I am not too happy that the program leaves several files and folders on your C: drive....
    many files starting with the name REI and two folders.
    this is what I call installing crap.
    the point of this product to to remove the crap.

    there seems to be no un-installer, and you cant delete the original .exe until you re-boot.


    this bad behaviour is the big turn off for me.


    best solution is to re-build your system clean and then make a ghost image of it.
    then every 6 months or as need you re-build the system with the ghost copy, run all your updates and make a new ghost image.
    "Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer!"
    Grand Nagus - Zek

    http://brightwork.wordpress.com/

  9. #9
    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Among the tea trees
    Posts
    21,449

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    Hmmm. Lets stick with doing it manually ourselves then......
    wipe your paws.

  10. #10
    Where is Metla these days Chilling_Silence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    16,034

    Default Re: Reimage -- Does it really work as it says?

    MMmmm... To be honest my thoughts were "If its that far gone that its in need of dire repair, then if it cant be fixed by 15 mins easily of my time, give it a format". Unless of course there's a ton of specialist apps that require re-setup etc, but yeah.

    Plus at the base cost of USD$65 per-box, whats the point! Surely its easier to spend 2 hours doing a backup / reformat than to pay some automated script to attempt a fix. My thoughts anyways

    Still, its a nice idea!
    My tech blog with How-To's, product reviews and general ravings!

    My thoughts on routers and reliability

    Before you ask a question, or before you get upset by a response, see here:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...ons.html#intro

    For an ISP that's dedicated to Naked VDSL2 & UFB, flat-rate, at an affordable price, check out www.whiteice.co.nz

Similar Threads

  1. CD doesn't work
    By Ian153 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-04-2005, 05:29 PM
  2. Work.
    By beetle in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-04-2005, 10:23 AM
  3. Would this work?
    By csinclair83 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22-09-2003, 12:45 PM
  4. MSN in NT4 won't work
    By in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-06-2002, 12:35 PM
  5. Will my PC work in the UK?
    By in forum PressF1
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-01-2002, 08:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •