Okay, I'm getting tired of ATI, if its not the shell crashes, its the huge incremental updates. Recently, the PITA uninstall just pisses me off. So, I've been looking at some alternatives, reading this forum and others, skimming the User Guide for SP, and my conclusion is Shadow Protect Desktop looks very interesting. The backup/imaging functions is adequate but I do have a few questions. I'd like to purchase today so any comments, opinions, etc is appreciated. So here's my questions about SP: Does it have the option to boot outside of Windows (ala Acronis Startup Manager) without using the Boot CD? Does File-Level backup allow ignoring? I like to ignore UserProfile Temp folders. How does SP integrate into Windows? What services/drivers start-up and run in the background? Does it integrate into the shell (prefer it not to)? Does it require any Windows' Services (XP Pro) to run? Does it play nice with Kaspersky? Ie, does iSwift interfere? I'm looking to Image off my drive on one external disk, and doing frequent Incremental backups of just UserData to another external disk. SP requires activation, but other than that does it phone home? I'm sorry if this has been answered before, there's a lot of threads to go through, and perhaps this is better suited for StorageCraft's forum, but there seems to be some pretty SP knowledgeable people here.