Hi All I have read the relevent part of Chapter 7 in the TI9 manual but could not readily see the answer I need. My system is dual boot Win98se and Win2K Pro SP4 - now my Win98se drive is all FAT32 (what else could it be ) but my Win2k drive is mixed FAT32 and NTFS. The reason behind the mixture is for the dual boot to work and keep my original disk lettering I had to leave the Win2k OS partition as FAT32 but all the other partitions except one are NTFS the odd man out is for data sharing between the OS's. So, my question is during the cloning operation either proportional or manual will the file allocation 'type' of the partitions be correctly cloned to the new drive? TIA PS TI9 retail boxes seem to have arrived in the UK at last but that means that TI8 is reduced to 2/3 of the price of TI9. For what I want to do & seeing the various concerns about TI9's stability could getting TI8 be a better bet?