I am a new user, trying to create a bootable laptop drive on a larger disk. I attached the old drive to my desktop via USB and made a successful FULL BACKUP to a drive on the desktop (Acronis is licensed on the desktop). then I attached the new, larger drive to the desktop via USB and proceeded to do a successful RESTORE to the new drive, including the MBR. I have tried it twice, once restoring the drive signature, and the second time not restoring the signature. In both cases, when I install the new drive to the laptop, it will not boot (FAILURE TO LOAD OPERATING SYSTEM) While the drive is attached to the desktop, I can see all the files, so it seems to be ok. While watching the restore, it did say it restored the MBR. Of course, it's drive K: on the desktop and needs to be C: in the laptop, but that should just reset. Is there a problem with what I'm attempting to do? Since I do not have Acronis licensed on the laptop, cloning did not seem to be an option. I had a "free" backup software with the drive case I bought, and was successful doing the same thing with that, but I have purchased Acronis because I thought it would be "better". So far, I'm not impressed.