I have TI 10.0 and I intend to clone my Win XP drive onto a new drive - this drive is currently in an external enclosure with a USB 2.0 connection to the PC. Chapter 13 of the Acronis manual seems to have little or no information on what exactly to do after cloning has finished (please correct me if I have missed something) and, after browsing through various threads on this forum, I now feel that I could definitely do with some further information. Could I therefore ask if I am correct on the following points. 1) Is it true that after the cloning is completed, under no circumstances should the PC be restarted with both drives still connected - the external drive containing the clone should first be removed? 2) If the external drive is removed, is it possible to keep it "in storage" and carry on using the PC with the original C drive still in place for a while? One post on the forum suggests that it (the original C drive) will have been deactivated and that the PC will therefore be unusable until it is replaced by the clone drive. 3) Para 13.3.11 of the Acronis Manual states: Cloning a disk containing the currently active operating system will require a reboot. In that case, after clicking Proceed you will be asked to confirm the reboot. Canceling the reboot will cancel the entire procedure. It is unclear from the manual whether this refers to rebooting during the course of cloning or rebooting after finishing cloning. If the latter, does this not contradict any statements about not starting the PC with the original drive and the clone drive still in place?