Purchased Acronis and have been trying to make a simple image of my hard drive to DVD disks. No luck, have made boot disk, no luck, apparently Acronis wants you to purchase an USB harddrive to download to. I have read all the frustrated questions that people want explanitions about, seems Acronis tend to say check for update, or call in, this is repeated over and over. From time to time they will put out several updates then lo and behold they come out with a new upgrade they want you to buy. So I downloaded Windows 7, after setting it up the way I wanted it, and added some new programs. Then proceeded to use their Imaging Program, worked like a charm installed to DVD's. made a boot disk then zeroed the hard drive to see if DVD's that I just made worked. Installed Windows 7 with no problem. So when Windows 7 is later released, I will purchase it and will no longer have a need for Acronis. The little guy cant get Acronis's attention but Microsoft will.