In addition to the Maxtor Storage Manager, you will receive a "slimmed down" version of the Retrospect Express backup software, which allows for comprehensive backups or saving duplicate (most recent) files. After choosing this, you can select to backup your entire hard drive, specific files or folders or even file types. However, we found it confusing to read the term "back up the entire computer", because it suggests that the whole Windows installation may be backed up, which is not the case. The Maxtor CD is not even bootable to allow you to restore a system backup. Retrospect Express allows for automatic backups at a scheduled day and time (see screenshot below).