Many buy software to backup their HDD but are afraid to complete an actual Restore function. The Full image backup of partitions of a HDD if completed properly, and verified, has little chance to fail upon doing a restore. You simply accept to: 1. erase partitions on the destination drive, and 2. book the restore with partitions and it works. Under Windows (instead of a Rescue CD or BartPE CD), once the Restore has been booked, Acronis will advise that the system will Restart. You then see the Acronis splash (top left) and the Restore starts. Once completed, Windows starts up. This is the second successful Restore I do with ATI 10 and will never hesitate to do another if I have reasons to do so.