Hi I have Acronis True Image Home Ver. 9 I would like to clone my C: drive operating system and all files onto a USB external drive. I have read the instructions but I must admit I am condfused. The way I read it is, if I attempt to "clone" my primary drive I need to install a new one. I just want the external drive with operating system and all the files and settings and info to be available in case my primary C: drive should crash & burn. This happened to me a few years ago and caused me all kind of problems getting all my software installed and all my "settings" back to where they were before the crash. Please help this newbie, if I am reading the instructions incorrectly. I want to keep my primary drive and also have a clone of it, thats the bottom line. Any help is appreciated.