Thank you for any information you can provide.. please help.. -Been trying to sort out and test this software (WIN 7). It only takes 9 minutes to backup my C: partition (to external E-Sata drive), but took 4 hours 22 minutes to restore! Why such a difference? I suppose it has to uncompress the data to write it, but 29 times as long?? that seems crazy to me. Is there a way to overcome this? -Also, when finished it would not boot, and a windows 7 boot manager black screen said there was a problem, to put in my win7 disk and choose 'repair'. I was worried at that point and didn't figure I had anything to lose, so did this and it repaired it (in a few seconds), and boots fine and everything looks good. I had read in the forum that I only needed to backup the C: partition and not the first track/MBR so I did not. Would it have booted if I had backed up/restored the first track/MBR along with the C: partition? Thank you in advance.