I would appreciate any help on the best way to create a brand new image (deleting the original one) on my hard drive. I'm using XP and am new to the operating systim as well. The first image was created bare bones by the store where I bought the computer. Acronis version is OEM 7.0. I have installed so many new programs and changed so many file permissions, etc. since then that I think my brain would melt down if I had to recreate and reload everything done from day one. Does the idea of deleting the original image and creating a new one seem like a good one? If so, I'm not quite sure how to proceed. The user's manual is a bit vague on this. Help will greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bill Turner.