I've never before had to (or even tried to) restore the windows+program files aspect of my system from TI backups but now I want to prepare for what I would do in case the unexpected happened. So let's say my main drive, a Maxtor 300gb, containing all my windows system and program files develops a hardware fault and refuses to start. The exact same files are backed up on another HDD as an image file using Acronis TI10. Can I just mount the image file on the HDD and effectively resurrect windows back to how it was before, only this time I am using a Seagate 400gb drive? My concern is that since windows and all the program files were originally installed and configured for the Maxtor 300gb drive they might not work correctly if all of a sudden they realise they are now located on a Seagate 400gb. The same goes for the Master Boot Record, is it drive specific? So does this mean I would need to buy a new identical Maxtor 300gb and copy the mounted image files from the backup HDD to get my system back to how it was before? Is there anywhere on Acronis' site that provides a guide as to how we should properly backup a partition that only contains windows and program files? ie would it be better just to backup user and program settings, then if there is a crash actually reinstall windows and program files manually and restore the user/program settings from backup? Thanks for the helP!