I have bougth True Images 6,7,8 wrokstation versions. Always the never version because of problems in the current version and hoping after buying the new one problems are gone, but no. Half a year ago I made an image (19GB) with v8 and now I wanted to browse the image. I select the image to browse and press next, but nothing happens, press again, same result, restart the program, no way. I downloaded v 10 home test. That worked with the image but with another imgage I got an error "Cannot assing drive letter.." (or something, I have German version). LUCKY I was I had a HD where I could restore the image. I would like to user True Image because I like German more, but to be on the safe side I always make an image with Ghost also, that has never during the 5(?) years failed. So what version to buy to be absolutely sure to be able to restore (and browse) the images. What makes me think at least twice is the validation function. What is this for. The image should ALWAYS be VALID (do you agree??). So why to validate, there is no such function in Ghost, isn't there. So should I validate immediately after taking the image and retake if invalid or should I validate the image after a year before restore and find out it is invalid. Or shoud I validate it every now and then. I have also one valid image, which I cannot restore. The amount of money I have spent to True Images is not much but if I use that as the only backup and when needed it fails, that will cost a lot more. E.g. to build the opertaing system partition from sratch I have to feed some 15-20 CDs in addition to the programs I have bought from internet and are on in HD. Last time it took only 2 days (could not restore True Image 6 image). I do not have the last build of v8, I tried to download it but the link does not work, not supprising. In last DatorMagazin (4/2007) True Image 10 Home got "Best in test" grade. They have probably read the ads and made some small test, in real life the results could be different. In my 25 years with computer programs True Image is the most unreliable program. (My friend claims that DelpiPHP beta one day test version is more unreliable, I doubt).