Hi all, I have a specific question on one aspect of this program. I have gone through the step by step instructions on the home installation and usage, but I am unclear on something. Is this recovery manager and secure zone part on page 3 necessary. I want to do the following only, please let me know if I can: I want to create a bootable disk of coarse. I want to make an image of my drive and if I ever need to, I will go to that bootable disk to run the program and restore a drive ( the one I am using or a blank new one ) to the image. I don`t want to have to partition and install a secure zone, what is that for anyways, my image will be stored on an external hard drive via USB. Any help is very much appreciated, especially if it explains this last step for me and whether I can skip it. I do not need to run schedulers or have multiple images, I back up data seperately anyways on a regular basis. The advantage for me would be to be able to skip having to re-install windows, running 150 updates, reinstalling all my programs, and getting the computer to look the way it used to. I am assuming that is the real strength with these image snapshot products, thanks.