I have not been here for awhile and wanted to ask a question, I have had a software tech do my backups with Acronis True Image and I believe the vers is 7. I have no plans to upgrade the app and wondered if there is a tutorial on how to do a back up. He has promised for 2 years now to show me how to do this and it has never happened. I bought this app as he said Ghost was too hard for me to learn, that is on my toshiba 2410 and I don't know how to operate that either. I have Western Digital 160 gig HDD storage drive for the 4 year old toshiba 2410 and a Maxtor for my newer toshiba m50-mx5. Both programs I understand basically clone the HDD including the settings etc. however based on my reading many a year back I bought Acronis with the idea that I would be able to do my backups and the techie simply has no time to show me. I am frustrated b/c I have to make time to take the notebooks into him and leave them and comeback to pick them up. If there is a tutorial on how to do Acronis that shows a user who has never attempted this to do a back up I'd be pleased to spend the time doing the tutorial. Right now I am worried that I don't have a decent backup of recent months and I also don't even know what will occur when I hook up the storage drive. As I know there are back ups in there that are old and I want to rid of many of them. Also, please correct me if I am mistaken about being able to clone my notebook drive and settings. I really want to do this myself and feel confident that I am doing it correctly. As for Ghost, I am of the opinion that it is simply too hard for me to learn?? Experienced user comments appreciated, thankyou.>>>>me I have let this go too long and the soft ware techie is always to busy to spend time to show me what to do.