Tested on version 8 of TI! OK, I actually tried the cmd file to start and stop all three TI background processes. There were some bugs in my earlier thoughts on how to do this. The following works if you save it as a cmd file as in trueimage.cmd : START "C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe" NET START "Acronis Scheduler2 Service" START "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe" call "C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImage.exe" NET STOP "Acronis Scheduler2 Service" taskkill.exe /im schedhlp.exe taskkill.exe /im TrueImageMonitor.exe Hopefully, if you are interested in this, you know how to keep these three processes from starting. Be sure to stop them the first time before you use the CMD file for best results. This leaves some DOS boxes on the screen afterwards that have to be closed. I'll work on getting rid of those later.