I used my Acronis True Image 9.0 software tonight for the first time. Twice on a new hdd (with OS installed) it would not allow me to back up or clone the disk. I can't even get into that now. I successfully created the backup and installed it to one of my computers. But when Windows went to load I got the BSOD. The message was to disconnect any newly changed hardware . . . which brings me to my question. I want to use my image of a "core" Windows XP installation for my home computers. This way I don't have to reload drivers, printers, scanners, shortcuts, change file locations etc. every time I reload a machine - which I do with some regulartiy. If True Image is copying the entire disk then it is also copying drivers -etc.- that won't work on other computers. How do I use this program so that my image is universal. I'm recalling the days that my school would purchase a few hundred laptops and image them so every student basically had an identical PC. But we didn't all physically have the same computer. So what's the key to making one image work on different machines with different hardware? Thanks for the help. Po For the record I plan on changing the Windows key so each computer has unique key (since they're already paid for) and I am in compliance with the EULA . . . in case anyone was wondering.