I’d like to know how True Image and XP’s backup utility work. 1. Do they literally form an image of the entire drive? That would obviously save me much time if I had to reinstall, although at this point, I have my OS and programs on one partition, and my files on another, so I can more easily restore one and not goof up the other if I needed to. 2. Do I need to keep the image that Acronis makes, on that same hard drive? Can I keep it on a DVD? Or on another hard drive? 3. What benefits does it offer over XP’s backup utility? It looks like XP’s backup utility will save not only your documents, but also, your user preferences as well (which would still save me quite a bit of time)—so is the real difference between Acronis and XP, that Acronis will actually restore the OS, in addition to my documents and preferences?