few issues im wondering if anyone else is having, first after a restore all the windows files are crazy fragmented. i could not believe how slow the system was booting. i decided to run a boot time defrag with auslogics since that's what is installed currently and it found 14 files HEAVILY fragmented one file had over 200 fragments!! after the defrag boot time was considerably faster but still not what it should be. i then ran a chkdsk and it had to repair a couple things again much improvement after. also what im seeing is windows update now says never far last checked and all the hidden updates i had are now unhidden so all my update history is gone and i can not remove any old updates now as there is nothing in the list. this happened on my primary laptop so i decided to test on the wife's laptop since i had a backup with ifw and i had it here. SAME result to the letter with her laptop which is a totally different model than mine i.e.different hardware etc. os for both is win 7 x64 active@ version 5.3.1 backups made via the bootdisc and restored via the bootdisc. i know this is not the active support but i know a lot of you use it so i wanted to see if this was common before going further. thanks EDIT: also now notice my firefox info i had saved like the sites i was logged into already when i made the backup are gone. the passwords are saved but i have to log back in to them. seems very odd..