I am testing Norton Ghost 12 for a friend and I wonder about its recover reliability. Personally I use Shadow Protect and Image for win before that. Those two software has proven to rock solid when it comes to reliability when restoring, not a single glitch the numerous times i recovered with them. As I said I am testing Ghost 12 to learn it so I can learn my friend to use it. Seeing how easy it is and that it takes incrementals with a breeze and no need to baby sit it on my system like I have to do with SP and the scheduling is easy to understand, I am becoming a bit interrested to use it my self. (I know I am a software junkie jumping from one software to another ) Shadow Protect has some problems on my machine that I dont seem to solve. Incrementals suddenly, with no apparent reason, takes the same amount of time as a full backup for example. So I am thinking since SP is not aimed at computer systems that change alot (it is aimed at the corporate market) I thought I might try a old friend (used to use v.5 years ago.) Norton Ghost uses the WinPE, like SP, so I cant try the recovery disk unless I ask for a special key (like SP) And since I have this GAOTD key for my EAZ-FIX that probably(?) will stop working if I restore a image before I had a chance to test EAZ-FIX (for the period of time that this kind of software needs to be tested before one can say it is reliable, which is up to two, three months ime) So I would like to have som real life experiences from Ghost 12 users, especially those who have done, say 4-5, restores. Is it solid? All I have to do is to put in the recovery CD, boot, tell it what backup file I want to restore and where. Take a coffe and when I come back my system is at the state of any point in time I´ve chosen, Right? No problems using USB disks?