Hello people, First of all I would like to say that I am an absolute newbee on this forum, so please excuse me if I write something silly or irrelevant. I only hope to learn something from you. Now, my question is the following: Since quite a while now I am using Acronis True Image for making my images, and -- I have to say -- I like it very much. However I was wondering what the best strategy is for making images of the C-drive (with Windows XP on it). So far I have been using Acronis "under Windows", but I am not convinced that this is really the most secure option. I mean, you are imaging the C-drive while Windows is up! So, as a test case, I just imaged my C-drive via the F11-key (Windows is not started!), but it took a lot longer! My C-drive is NTFS and 10 GB large, of which approx. 2 GB is occupied by Windows. Could it be that by imaging via F11 the whole 10 GB is imaged in stead of the 2 GB? Could you guys please tell me what is the best strategy here and why? Many thanks in advance! Lucas, from Belgium.