I am right now in the process of backing up "My Computer" to a SATA drive plugged into the USB port. I am doing this from the boot disk, to assure that TI 11 will see the USB drive, which it did. I have not installed TI 11 into Vista yet. What are the advantages of installing the program into Vista and backing from the installed program inside Vista? Are the backups faster or slower from the boot disk or Vista. Since I purchased TI 11 mainly for disaster recovery, is the restore more reliable if it is backed up from the boot disk or from the installed app? I have checked the validate option for the boot disk backup. Thanks, Ken BTW, I am unclear from the documentation (which I think is pretty poor) as to the difference of a CLONE of the hard drive and a "MY Computer" backup... any enlightenment would be appreciated.