I need to make a clone of a Dell drive that was just delivered in a new machine from Dell. This machine has never been turned on. The cloned drive must be able to go through the initial setup that the Dell runs when started for the first time. In other words, it must be exactly the same as the drive is in the Dell before the Dell is ever started for the first time. As to why I would do this, it is because I need to test a piece of software multiple times with different users and they must have exactly the same experience from the first boot of the new Dell for the tests to be useful. I plan to make an image of the drive and use that image to clone a couple of other drives that I can swap into the Dell quickly between user tests to get the machine back to its "never used" state. I plan to use a second machine just for the cloning operation, the (Dell) source and clone would be attached to this machine just for the cloning operation and then the cloned disk would be placed in the Dell for my test. The drives will be SATA and can be connected directly to the motherboard of the cloning machine. Would someone be willing to give me some assistance on what I need to do to be successful? I have read a few of the threads here on the issues with cloning Vista disks. I would assume that these issues will come up with my plans. I have a fair amount of ability with computers, so I am capable of following any well documented procedure for making a clone of the Dell disk, but the Vista issues have made me concerned my XP experience is no longer valid. I appreciate any help. Thank you.