Here's the situation. I've got a Dell laptop with a 40 gb drive (several years old) - I have an 80gb drive to put in, but I am not sure how to go about this (at least not 100% sure) - So I'm kind of asking whether this is possible with TI 9 - and how to do it. As I type, I'm backing up my laptop's drive to a drive on my local home network. What I'd like to do is to create a boot CD (no floppy available), with Network access, install the blank new 80gb drive, boot from the CD, and run TI to restore from the network drive to the new 80gb drive. I don't know whether or not I CAN do this (most Internet pages talk of a boot floppy or a boot CD, without network access), OR: whether or not it's possible to go ahead and install Windows XP on the new drive, install TI9, and then boot from the new drive and restore using the network backup... Which is easiest? Also - tips? or how?