Page 6 of the User's Guide states: "The unique technology developed by Acronis and implemented in Acronis True Image allows you to create exact, sector-by-sector disk backups, including all operating systems, applications and configuration files, software updates, personal settings and all of your data." But it has been pointed out in other threads that TI is NOT really an image backup. Many folkes believe they are getting an "image backup". Indeed, page 7 of the User's Guide states: "Backing up disks and partitions is performed in a different way: Acronis True Image stores a sector-by-sector snapshot of the disk, which includes the operating system, registry, drivers, software applications and data files, as well as system areas hidden from the user. This procedure is called “creating a disk image,” and the resulting backup archive is often called a disk/partition image. Acronis True Image stores only those hard disk parts that contain data (for supported file systems). Further, it does not back up swap file information (win386.swp under Windows 98/Me and pagefile.sys under Windows NT/2000/XP) and hiberfil.sys (a file that keeps RAM contents when the computer goes into hibernation). This reduces image size and speeds up image creation and restoration." But then goes on to state: "A partition image includes all files and folders independent of their attributes (including hidden and system files), boot record, FAT (file allocation table) and root. A disk image includes images of all disk partitions as well as the zero track with master boot record (MBR)." Clarification is needed. A disk image implies that ALL sectors are backed up. So how does TI know what sectors hacve changed? The user's guide states: "An incremental backup file only contains data changed since the last full or incremental backup creation. Therefore, it is smaller and takes less time to create. But as it doesn’t contain all data, all the previous incremental backups and the initial full backup are required for restoration." Is not TI doing a "file backup", in the guise of an "image backup" by not directly going thru the file system?