I have Acronis 11 (retail). I just did my first backup of my 1st hard drive (I have 2 hard drives). I have two partitions on the first hard drive (Windows XP on 1st partition) and use the second hard drive as the destination for the backup of the first hard drive (both partitions). I had been using Ghost for a few years to make backups. I set it up and then it rebooted the computer and did the copy before Windows loads. Since I am now using Acronis, I was expecting it to work the same way. After I set it up, it started the copy from the 1st hard drive (both partitions) to the 2nd hard drive RIGHT IN WINDOWS. This threw me off because I'm wondering how it can make a full disk backup of the entire hard drive that the OS is on with the OS running. Hope someone can explain this to my dumb ass. Thanks.