I use true image 9 at work so I have run my share of backup images. At home I bought true image home to make images of my Vista laptop. I just got the laptop home and the first thing I did was run an image of it in case something goes wrong during the reformat. I started the image at 10pm and when I woke up I checked the log and it finished around 5:30 AM!!! Why does it take so long? I used the default settings for compression and validated the image afterwards but 7 hours is rediculous! I am backing up to a 250G usb drive.