Upgraded from 9.0.2337 to 3633 and found a huge difference in verification speed. Both image and restore at a decent clip in Linux and in Windows. And verify is fast in windows, but slow in Linux. Time for imaging C drive with 11gb is 20 minutes in or outside of Windows. Verify inside of Windows is 18 minutes, outside it's 77 to 90 minutes! Working with WinXP SP2 and images are on a USB2 external hard disk. Have tried acpi=off noapic with no speed change. So action plan is to image and verify in windows. Restore from Linux with boot disk, and verify in Windows. Questions: Is it advisable to make an image of C (operating system) inside of Windows? And is this second verify necessary or an overkill? And if necessary, perhaps should it should be done within windows (if system not blown that is), then restore from the boot disk. I have searched the forum and found many reports of slow imaging and restoration, but no mention of verify speed. Does anyone know if Acronis is aware of this and working on a fix?