Well, at least in ATI12 Acronis finally fixed the problem where, in ATI11, during a resotre it improperly created a Generic Storage Volumne name, which generated errors when using the "Safely Remove Hardware" function in windows. And they've aded some new features that might work. And they've tried to hide the embarassingly silly "no sechedled backup" alert that was written in ATI11. YOu've go to give Acronis that much. But I would give $29 for an upgrade from any prior version. I would give 10 cents for an upgrade. Get this,, when you do a restore from the ATI12/2009 CD, ATI doesn't show any volume labels. In prior versions, you could highlight any dirve on the list of drives to use for a restore-to location and you would see the volume lable -- this was critical since the boot cd doesn't assign the same drive letters as windows. With AT12/2009, you had better have already written down the serial numbers of your drives if have any that are the same make and size. And then know where you wrote them down when it comes time that you need to restore. This is the sort of rookie programming slop we found so often in ATI11 but hoped that ATI12/2009 would be free of. Forget what stuff ATI12/2009it can do, if you can't figure out which disk to restore to, what good is the program at all? The interface is made to appear more Vista-ish by rearranging the locations of some commands ad putting on a new color scheme with diff fonts. Purely fashion. No worse no better than the prior interface designs -- you get used to any of them after a while. Automated file management is compeletely removed from this version -- no more Backup location limits, no more auto-naming or autodeleting. The next few weeks will tell if this version works on more or less hardware than prior versions. But for basic functionality and the quality thereof, it's a giant step backward. This is step back to pre version 10 days when you had to use the secure zone of cobble some batch files to automatically uniquely name each backup and delete old ones before the disk became too full. We're supposed to go back to that?