Hi, I'm new to this forum and just need a bit of reassurance before I proceed. I have a new PC supplied with Windows XP and some software already installed. I have installed True Image and Disk Director. I have saved an image of the disk to a 250GB external USB drive. I have created a Bootable Rescue Media disk. (Well, three actually. I ticked True Image for one, Disk Director for another and both of them for a third but they all look the same!) In the event of a failure am I right in thinking I can boot from this disc and restore the system to its 'as new' state - or any other image I take in the furure? I am now going to partition the drive and save an image, then install programs and save an image. When I start putting data in I will save incremental back ups but do these first three need to be whole disk images to quickly get me back to where I was if I get it wrong? Is this all I need to do before I get started? I will work out a back up strategy once I get going.