Good evening everyone. Well I finally had a go at the program and I am seriously wondering if this software is for me! I did my very first complete Image today and for a backup of some 18Gb (which compressed down into around 12Gb) it took approx 1hr.45mins. My internal HD drive being 60Gb so I have approx 70% of that free. The created backup image finally came down as split into 3 sections, roughly around 4.5, 4.5 and 3Gb for each image. It was compressed in Normal mode onto an external HD through a supposedly fast USB2 connection that was showing me 200Gb of free space. The third smaller image holding a lot of what was already captured in the 2nd image. The time it took was like watching grass grow. It just took for ever. I then had to do a integrity check. It was showing another 20mins, which I took to read would be for each section. I didn't bother. By this time I was really fed up. This thing just went on and on. I begin to wonder if it’s not a whole lot quicker to copy everything over (excl Windows) with a free program like Karen’s Replicator and reformat in the event of a problem or disk crash. Can someone please tell me that this cannot be true!! I also have GoBack which is one hell of a lot quicker…. full system crash accepted of coarse when GoBack would obviously then become useless and inoperative. I also note that I now have 3 additional registry items loading from TI in the start-up. TI Monitor loading in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE together with TI Schedule/help…… and yet another 3rd TI schedule, a Schedule2, loading into system server at start-up. Is that correct?. As I had added and removed various bits in and out during the day, not least a new printer and some other stuff, I decided to give it another go this evening and did an incremental Image backup from that which I undertook earlier in the morning. This time it took approx 1hr.30mins which is a far cry of what I thought that I read here last week when a poster said the he/she took only some 15/20 mins to do the said incremental backup which he/she does on a regular basis!. I'm obviously missing something here.! Now I know that my machine is not the quickest and I stand in awe of some of the specs that I have read on this board, but given the details listed below can one of you really experienced guys and gals tell me if the time indicated are satisfactory or is my machine simply not powerful enough!? If I have to wait this amount of time for a weekly backup then I think that I would rather not bother quite frankly. This is no slight on the Developers here as I know that TI is a well thought off product, but really 3hrs including integrity checks!!! come on!! The major bits of my machine has the following spec…… well it is 4/5 years old now!!, BUT still purrs along very nicely thankyou. The OS being w98se AMD Athlon Processor 1010MHz 512 SDRAM As a matter of habit I closed all other programs down prior to the start of TI (or any backups for that matter) and the TI Image backups were undertaken with approx 74% FREE RESOURCES My True Image software being v8.00 Build 796. Listen I would greatly appreciate any comment by you TI experienced people here on the detail that I have written. (apart that is from throwing my very reliable computer out the window and getting another…. ha) I look forward with interest on reading any feedback. Sorry to be a pain but I really do need to know if others here are experiencing similar backup times or maybe it’s that software that’s going out that window!! Thanks to all who take the time to contribute. Doodallybloke.