I have a 40Gb INTERNAL hard drive partitioned as follows: One primary partition with o/s & programs. Two logical drives inside one extended partition for data and other stuff. Here's What I Would Like To Be Able To Do: If I do a FULL backup from the PRIMARY partition on this drive, save it to an EXTERNAL USB drive, then the INTERNAL hard drive FAILS COMPLETELY (must be replaced), CAN I restore the FULL backup to a NEW internal HDD from the EXTERNAL USB drive, using a bootable CD (which I would create from Acronis True Image before the backup) If YES, does the NEW HDD have to partitioned EXACTLY as the original If NO, please advise a better strategy. THANKS! STeve PS- I'm considering going with Version 8, rather than 9, any comments or recommendations?