I used to use image programs like Ghost to copy data from one HD to another, but with this new system build, I had heard that I easy and good way to ensure that I can always easily redo things quickly and accurately was by doing a particular image. What I am referring to is, after I installed my OS (XP Pro) with all the updates except for SP2 and of course all the basic 3rd party driver that I need like for my printer, mouse, etc..., I made an image. Now I will continue to install things on ths drive such as spyware apps, winzip, etc... The way my system is setup is this, (1) 74gig WD Raptor 10,000rpm HDD with 2 partitions, a 30 and a 40 gig. The OS and all will go on the 30gig partition. On the other partition I will install apps like Photoshop CS, AutoCAD, fast games, etc... to take advantage of the 10,000rpm's. Then I also have a 120gig IDE ATA drive of which I use for a lot of my main data and then a whole bunch of other installed applications. Then I have a 40gig IDE ATA drive that is used for as a backup for a variety of things, and then finally, another SATA HDD that is 250gig's. This is where the image is stored. So now to get to the point, what I am after with this software is to be able to in lets say 3 months or so (if needed/wanted) to be able to just restore that image and be back to brand new and still have all my other applications on other drives work like they should. Is this the right route to go or are there other things to take into consideration and all? Do you all understand the point of what I am trying to do? I do not want to image data or regular apps, but just as I had mentioned previously. Will this software do it this way as well? I may in the near future do some incremental image backups, but not sure how I am going to go about that quite yet. Sorry for the long post and thanks much for any help and/or input you can provide.