Hello Some issue I have read pitting imaging against registry backup which are clouding my choice. 1-Erunt requires that you turn UAC off for ERUNT and not to use it automatically. ERUNT has not been updated since 2005. 2-System restore and Norton = must Norton turn tamper protection off to restore. 3-system restore = do not use safe mode(good back up) but you cannot restore afterwards. I have 2 questions, assuming the above is true; 1= does registry backup cause more trouble than imaging. 2-Acronis and Macrium are good but is Win 7 back up restore as reliable with 64 bit? It is limited but I am concerned about the reliability as oppsed to the other two.