Well, I tried version 9 again, and it's much better than late November. At least it loads now. But it's still painfully slower to do backups than version 8, (3 hours vs 40 minutes) and gave me enough hiccups that I had to reinstall it twice. :-( But, no lost data. So Far. I'm feeling a little bitter 'cause I bought Ver 8 less than 6 months ago, then Ver 9 when it was released, only to find it's truly still in Beta. Why would they release such a pile of ... stuff? Going the way of the gates I guess. How much longer before bill buys them out? Windows ME ring any bells?