Hi, New member, 1st post. I've been considering getting True Image 10 recently after reading lots of favorable reviews, and in the past I used Drive Image from Powerquest - which eventually died off it seems after the Symantec juggernaut ruined yet another great product and company. So I know the value of imaging, couldn't live without it. I have the "free" version of True Image 7 that was given out months ago, and recently I noted that Maxtor (the brand of my primary hard drive, and I have a Seagate secondary drive) and Acronis worked together to create the new MaxBlast/SeaTools software for hard drive setup and it now includes a subset of True Image 10 for drive imaging purposes. In the past, my experience was directed related to imaging outside of the OS while in operation, meaning booting off the recovery media CD I would create and then use True Image that way. My question concerns the reliability of doing the "live imaging" which means using the Windows-based application included with the MaxBlast software. It's just a stripped down version of the True Image 10 Home client from what I can tell (I tried the TI10 Home trial a few weeks ago and liked it). Does anyone around here actually use the Windows-based client for doing imaging to save the need to shut down the PC and all your applications, etc, and if so have you had either: a) great success with that feature or b) horrible experiences that forced you to stop using the Windows client and go back to the bootable CD imaging methodology. I'd post this question at the Maxtor site since it's related to their product meaning MaxBlast but since this is the best source for Acronis True Image information and support - which forms the basis of the newest MaxBlast release - I felt it more appropriate to post my question(s) here. So, I'm just looking for someone to say "Yes, it works fine, doing live imaging while Windows is actually in operation works fine and saves you the hassle of unnecessary reboots or shutdowns just to back up the machine." If someone can do that, perfect, I'm sold, and I won't be using the MaxBlast software anyway - my firm intention was to buy the retail TI10 Home product since it offers far more in terms of capabilities and options than the stripped down "free" edition included with MaxBlast. If not, can someone out there explain why TI10 would offer live imaging capability but it might not be a good idea to use it? I currently run XP x64 and store my images on the secondary hard drive to ensure the best possible performance when imaging (drive to drive). Many thanks in advance for any and all assistance. Have fun, always... bb ps I keep seeing many references to the FD-ISR stuff. How's that working out for people, as a secondary question? I'm just looking to be able to save my machine "state" at any given moment so I've got a backup, that's all. TI10 looks like it would be the ticket, but I'm open to other options, like the FD-ISR possibility. Thanks!