Hello to all, New computer user here and I am clueless! I've decided to install FDISR and Perfect Disc to help me become less clueless by experimentation and trial and error. To further protect myself from my own mistakes- What 10 most important things should I do to prepare for the installation. Also, I would like a simple, no frills needed yet, image program to back up my entire PC (probably to an external drive) before I get started and possibly before each time I do some downloading of new programs and updates. The image program would need to hold dozens of images and be able to pick and choose any snapshot to go back to in case of future problems. please keep in mind FDISR's MBR thing and point and click for me. The slate is clean right now and I can do most any combo of software and external hardrive. Expense is not a factor, being clueless is. Here are some ideas I've had: Shadow Protect, Paragon Drive Back-up #8, Paragon Exact Image #7, Restore It, CMS-ABS plus, Drive Snapshot 1.3. Acronis and IFD-IFW seem to require more knowledge than I have right now. If the second half of this post is not appropriate here, I'm sorry. Please feel free to move it. Thanks in advance for all your helpful comments. Philip 1.