QUOTE=jefve]Thanks for the info on the options. My acronis true image 8.0 disk is version 7.91, so I upgraded to build 8.00 It took me only minutes to make my image of 25 gig on 2nd hd as i am impressed. Also I read something about defraging could effect restore. Any info on this.[/QUOTE]
Glad to hear you're impressed, 25 gigs is huge, won't be able to save too many of those. Why don't you try to do a restore with your image for practice and make sure it functions properly. I guarantee you will be ever so grateful you got this program; it will save you endless hours some day.
My apologies, forgot to mention defrag. I always defrag right before an image backup, makes things go much smoother and less chance for error in my opinion.
However, I'm a bit of a nut, I do a defrag every time before I shut down my computer, some says it serves no purpose, but it makes me feel better. It usually only takes 10 seconds cause it's pretty clean already. I use Diskeeper 8.0 to do the defrag.