backup. The backup worked just fine. I have updates turned off. Used the computer til late last night. All went well. Got up this morn. Computer booted right up very fast and still works great. The computer now is unusually "peppy" and responsive. Feels like I have a core I7 with a load of DDR4 in here but, I don't have my apps installed. I will now do the updates and get back to ya. My fingers are crossed. BTY. One thing you said in your previous post was to "Image EVERYTHING on your C drive. All partitions. Should be either 3 or 4 partitions on your C drive". I don't follow you on that one. 3 or 4 partitions on my C drive? Did you mean "hard drive"? I'm only using one (C) partition of 100 gigs now just to eliminate any possible problems. Now, it's updating time.