Don't think Nero makes an 'Image' in the same fashion as PQdi or Acronis - more a back up of system files. I have used PQDI for years and thought there was nothing to beat it. However I couldn't get ot to run when trying to image a PC I bought for my son. Installed Acronis True Image Deluxe from PC Advisor edition 104 (Spring 2004). Worked a treat and as far as I am concerned is far superior to PQDI which was always beset with error numbers . So much so I bought Acronis True Image V.8 although there's not a great deal of difference from the free version on the PC Advisor cover disk.