Greetings, everyone. I am a brand-new user of ATI (8.0), and I have studied this forum (and the User Guide) for a couple of days to find answers to my many questions. While I have found answers to most of them, there are several questions to which the answers are - at best - unclear to me. I will list them below in hopes someone can give me the latest consensus opinion on one or more: (1) Will images I make using the trial version be restorable (either under the trial version or under the full version)? (2) My HP (XP) desktop computer comes with a D:\ HP Recovery partition - - I believe it is used to restore the operating system etc. in the event of a problem. Do I need to imge this partition? If so, should it be imaged separately (from the C:\ partition)? (3) I will burn my images to DVD. If I burn directly to DVD, I presume that I do not have to pre-format the DVDs, and that I can allow ATI to automatically split the image file for me. Is that correct? (4) It sounds like it's preferable to burn to my HD first, then copy to DVD. This resurrects the ever-popular question of what file sizes to use. The only DVD-burning software I have is DeepBurner. I don't think it can do UDF packet writing. Do I REALLY have to limit files to 2.0GB? Answers in the forum seem divided on this. If I am able to burn larger files and then browse them, does that mean they will be restorable? How can I be sure they are restorable? (5) When I specify an image file size, ATI automatically changes it to a smaller number. I assume this is because it accepts the number as a base 10, then converts it to a base 2. Which one is the 2.0 GB limit? Should I enter a number greater than 2.0GB, so that ATI changes it down to 2 GB? (Yes, I'm a bit of a computer rookie.) (6) When I created my bootable rescue CD, it burned awfully fast (a couple of seconds). Is this normal? How can I verify that it is a usable rescue disc? (7) What is good practice for preparing your HD before running ATI? I assume defragmenting is a good idea. What about closing programs like Norton Internet Security? Any other guidelines? Thanks to any and all who can help here. I've tried to do my homework, but I may have missed some answers written elsewhere, and I apologize for that.