I have spent sometime reading Help and trying to understand my new CD-Rom programme of Acronis True Image and have got nowhere. I have successfully installed it on my PC and have proceeded no further. I have only had experience with Microsoft SyncToy which is so easy, but I have been convinced that this is not a good enough backup to use. Thus, my puirchase of Acronis True Image 9. I need EASY to understand guidance on how to get started. What I want to do is backup my whole internal HDD to an external HDD in case of a PC crash. I can't find a way of copying my internal data to the external HDD. I am supposed to be doing a backup, cloning the HDD or which of the options. Also I am getting asked will I be booting from the new hard drive. Well yes, if I had a crash maybe I would? I am afraid to go ahead any further as I do not want to lose my existing data on my master HDD. Any advice will be appreciated.