Hi all, I am not an FD-ISR user but have read about it on these forums, so I thought this might be the right place. I've recently installed and tested Norton Ghost 14 to image and take backups and am very happy with it. Here's what I liked - Recovery disc - Its VistaPE based, which means much better device compatibility than Linux ones. Paragon and SP also offer this I think. - the recovery disc creator will compare drivers in use and put them on the disc, so all connected devices will work. - it has utilities to scan for viruses, fix disc errors etc LightsOut restore - this feature puts a recovery environment on disc which you can boot into. - it adds an entry to the Vista bootloader which you can see in bcdedit, instead of creating a new bootsector Speed - backup and restore both were quite fast for me. For a 7gb windows partition, I got a 2.3gb image with high compression. - I was able to take incremental image snapshots in <1min Other neat features - can mount recovery disc as a virtual drive. - can convert to VM I tested with setting up LightsOut, then taking an image to a 2nd disc. This image was copied to external usb, as well as my laptop. Then I burned a recovery disc. I tested the following restores - - boot into LO environment, or from cd - recover from 2nd hdd, usb, or mapping network drive I am now able to make a snapshot of my partition easily and keep those wherever I want. I am not an FD-ISR expert but to me the main differences are there is no dedicated rescue partition, and no shared folder support, which I don't need as my user profile and data is kept on a separate partition for exactly this reason. This is the 1st time I have thoroughly tested image restores and I have now setup a backup job to take incrementals every week. Ghost can manage the space to delete the old ones. It has been great so far!