I've just acquired TI 9.0 Bld 3567. I have Windows XP Pro, SP1. My confusion is with the backup info on this forum and in the User Guide. I think my application is pretty straight forward. I wish to prepare "full backup", "Disk Image" of my boot drive (C and the Image file should write to a second disk (F of the same characteristics. The purpose being to provide for recreating my system and data to either the boot disk, or it's replacement, in the event of a disaster. My confusion begins with discussion of this "Boot Recovery CD". I understand I must create this for use in disaster recovery but there is also talk of using it to perform the backup? I do not see this specified in the User Guide. Can I simply execute the backup under normal Windows operation or not? If using the "Recovery CD" for backup is not actually required then is there some benefit to using it anyway?