Just thought I'd report back on my further experiences of looking for a backup solution for my Vista laptop. Having tried Paragon and Acronis first, both having huge, ugly problems on my laptop, I am amazed that every feature in ShadowProtect just simply works so far; no problems at all during a two week trial, doing incremental backups everyday to a usb drive, which is very often disconnected. The files are a third smaller, and it is about twice as fast as acronis. The scheduler is solid. So my advice is to try other imaging software first, and only trial acronis and/or paragon if you really need to. Even though these two seem to be billed as the 'top' or 'most popular', in my experience they barely function. EDIT: This thread was moved from the acronis forum by a mod. The whole point of it was to follow up on several posts I made during my trial of acronis, so I'm disappointed that it was moved. I don't think it was too critical of acronis, considering my experiences and those posted in their forum.