first time poster. hello all. my boss handed me a usb hard drive and a copy of true image 11 home to backup a clients soon to fail hard drive (making all kinds of racket but is working fine). the client has years of data on this drive and i really don't want to find out about a bug in true image after i send him off with his backup. simple plan: backup the ill system drive to the usb drive so that the client can use the image on his new system drive when it arrives (the drive was under warranty). i plan to create a bootable cd within true image rather than making the backup in windows. i read a thread here about lots of folks having issues with restoring backups created with true image 10 in windows. has this been fixed in true image 11? either way, i don't want to take any chances. also, i'm trying to figure out if there would be any difference in using the image backup feature vs. the clone disk feature. i've read the faq at the acronis site but my questions weren't answered. when using the image backup feature for an entire drive, is the mbr imaged? if so, what exactly is the difference in the two features, assuming i use the image backup feature to image the entire drive? are there any bugs in true image 11 that i should watch out for before proceeding? the clients machine will only be available for a few hours and i must not screw it up. btw, the copy of true image 11 home will go with the client for his personal use. thanks in advance for any help.