I'm looking for the best steps to take to perform a successful clone of my Vista laptop's harddrive. I have a few questions that I can't find a definitive answer on and wondered if anyone here had insight? I'd rather not have to do this though trial and error. So ... I've got 3 questions: I've got a 120gb harddrive now. I ordered a 320gb Samsung harddrive. I'm going to put the 320 in a USB enclosure to begin the clone. 1. Should I partition it first? should I format it first? I'll start up True Image home and select the clone harddrive tool 2. Or should I burn the bootable CD, boot from it and do this? Since I would be cloning the system C: drive. I'll do the automatic setting. But I'm worried that it'll just make a 120gb partition on the larger drive leaving a ton of unused space. I want to have a new 320gb partition with all of my data. 3. Will the automatic setting do this? or do I need to use "manual" and pick the "proportional" instead of "as-is" method? Thanks in advance!