I make regular Acronis images, but have never (so far!) had to reinstall a complete partition (although the 'folders and files' backups I have have proved useful on occasion). I am just wondereing, those folks here who have had some kind of disaster and had to wipe then reinstall their C partition from an Acronis image, did absolutely everything come back working OK? Including network setups and shared internet? Some things like this are just so fiddly to get working correctly in the first place (I've found!), it would be good to hear that Acronis handles their reinstallation well. Just in case I ever need it! M.