Newbie: advice is requested. Thanks. I have the retail package of Acronis True Image 8.0 build 791, on retail CD. I plan to write images to an external USB 2.0 hard drive. What should a newbie do? 1. Should I just use the Create Image function, to image my C-drive to my external USB drive? Is there anything else I should do? 2. I don't have a CD burner on the PC that will run True Image. I would like to create a Recovery CD though, so I can safely store my original True Image installation CD. Is it possible to burn the Recovery CD using a different PC, perhaps by temporarily installing TI on that other PC? Or are there any "PC-specific" files that must be burned onto the Recovery CD which requires it to be burned by the PC that will use the software? 3. If I decide to always boot from the Recovery CD prior to imaging, and for restoring, is there any need to install True Image on the PC? 4. I have build 791. Is it recommended that I not install that, and that I instead download latest build from Acronis and install that? If I install a newer build on my PC, can I still use my True Image retail CD as the Recovery disk, or must I burn a new Recovery CD? IOW, does the Recovery CD need to be "matched" with the build of TI that is installed on the PC? So, what's the best advice for a newbie, and what are the steps I should take? Advice will be very appreciated, thanks.