My 9 month old Dell desktop has too much junk on it, a hidden EISA partition, the C: Boot partition (not junk) and a D: Restore partition. I won’t need the D: recovery partition once I start the backup. I am thinking I will use Drive Backup to make a Clone of the C: partition to the external HD, then format (or is it repartition ?) the internal drive back to one C: partition (I don’t know if I can do this with Windows Disk Management or maybe SwissKnife?), and then clone the partition from the external HD to the internal HD. The Cloning Partitions Chapter in you manual is straight forward, the rest leaves me in the dark. I know what I want to do but I am not sure of the terminology and procedures. I welcome your comments.