Hi, I'm a new user of TI9. I have a dell optiplex260 with a maxtor 20G as it's primary 'C:', and a WD 20gig as it's secondary HD 'D'. I ordered a seagate 120G to replace the primary drive. All NTFS. When I'm all done I want my 20gig WD to remain as the D:, I plan to image C: (including drive, z: dell's tiny utility partition) to the D: drive. Then I will simply change out the C: drive for the newer drive, and restore the image from D: using the boot CD. If I used 'clone', it would mean more hard drive swapping to get where I want to be. ps, I know to click the 'disk1', not just the partitions when I make a full image. What I want to do *should* be elementary for any imaging program, but I confess some of the things I read on this forum should never happen with a backup program. I've never had driveimage tell me the image was valid to find it later was not. To prepare, I test booted the rescue CD. But my drive D: is reporting as having about 8 gigs free when I know it has about 16 gigs free. Any ideas why? Any other general reasons I can't do what I plan? Will TI format the drive and expand the image to fit during the restore? Thanks!