First Image on one PC and moved it to another to save. Tried to validate it and said it was corrupt. But I thought Macafee was turned off (used exit from sys tray) but when I first installed Acronis a box came up saying it was asking for access to the web. Why was that? But anyway now I don’t trust it unless I can test it 100%. Don’t want to wait for a problem and have a 50% chance of recovery. Also want something 100% sure and easy. Without spending hours learning the ins and outs of the software and its possible problems and tweaking. The only way I see to do this with imaging is to Buy and external hard drive and a new slave internal drives for each of my 2 PCs. Then images to the external hard drive and then restore to the slave internal drives and then boot to the slave drives to see if everything works. If I have to do all of this I most likely will just stick with just backing up my important Documents to my flash drive. I maybe different as don’t have a lot of data that if I lose would be a problem. I was only interested in Acronis to safe time if ever had a crash or problem. Since I have only had a few in 20 years it looks like all the trouble with using Acronis would not save me any time. I could buy a new hard drive and reinstall windows and start from scratch and have less time invested if I tested each image. Just thought would put this idea out here for comments. I am still not to sure, seems like I have 4 choices for what I want. Since I already bought the software. 1.Take a gamble that image will work when I need it and just get one external hard drive. 2. I could clone to a USB drive once a month and if I can boot from a USB drive would be easy to test and have a backup for my main PC. 3. Get an internal drive, which I know will boot from, and clone to that. Would be easy to test and have a backup for my main PC. Also if I only have about 12 GB of data on a 250 GB main drive could I clone to a 200 GB drive if I make sure I do a defrag first.? From what I read sometimes its yes other times no. Thanks for any more suggestions and letting me vent a little frustration here.