I have 2011 and sometimes I get the problem with the blue screen Operation in Progress when I try to shut off my machine. It only happens sometimes. It must be scheduled to run at a certain time and if I have my machine on at that time then I have the problem. Sometimes when I turn on my machine, I will see a balloon that says operation failed. Obviously because my machine was off when it tried to run. I have already set all the backups so that validation is not scheduled. I only run full backups and I only connect my drive when I am doing a backup. I left the machine on one night to let the operation finish, but it was still running the next morning. I finally just forced the machine to shut off. But I hate doing that. I would buy the new version, but I don't want to upgrade to the new version if the same problem still exists. Thanks.