I'm planning to buy "Acronis True Image v9.0" somewhere in the near future. I live in Belgium and if you want the VERY LATEST version of any software, than Belgium is a bad place to buy software. But I'm worried about the shipment. Anything can happen during that shipment and when my CD is damaged or lost/stolen, I paid alot of money for a damaged CD or even nothing. It seems to me I have three options how to get and buy Acronis True Image. 1. Download the software via internet (Acronis Website) and buy it. Personally, I consider this option as the very best one for me, but I would like to have a real installation CD and not just an exe-file. If the downloaded file is able to create a real installation CD, then I don't see any problem anymore. In the past, I could download a zip-file from certain softwares and after unzipping I could copy these files on a CD and the result was a real installation CD. Is that also possible with Acronis True Image v9.0 ? Because that would be a very good solution for me, because there is no physical shipment involved and I have a real installation CD, created by myself. 2. Download the software and ask for a backup CD and buy both. I don't understand the second option, because I can backup the downloaded file myself on another CD. So sending and paying for a backup CD is quite useless. I guess this option makes only real sence, if the user has no CD writer or any other backup system. (I wonder how many computers have still no CD writer nowadays). If the backup CD is a real installation CD, I'm still worried about the shipment. So that wouldn't be a good solution for me. 3. Ask for a CD (physical shipment) and buy it. If this CD is a real installation CD, I'm still worried about the shipment. So that wouldn't be a good solution for me either. I'm asking this, because I'm used to have an installation CD for every serious software, I ever PAID for.