I've read many posts about restoring Vista with ATI v10 and the possibility of needing to repair Vista; but I'm still confused. I need to back up my daughter's laptop before sending it to service in case they restore the drive to Factory Original. I really don't want to reinstall all the software, activation codes, purchased music DRM files, etc. My laptop has 2 drive bays and is the only hardware I have to connect a SATA laptop drive to another computer. I have ATI v10, build 4942 my OS is XP, laptop is HP. I'm taking a hard drive from another laptop (Compaq) that runs Vista, and putting it in my 2nd hard drive bay. Can I backup 'My Computer', select the 2nd drive and clear the 1st, and have an image that I can restore without too much problem? Or do I need to backup & restore MBR/Track0 & each partition individually, restoring them in the order Disk Manager shows, with a couple other switched turned on? Or even try to 'Clone' the drive (need a 3rd drive, would an external USB work)? Also, when HP service returns the laptop, I intend to backup the drive again before powering it up the first time, in case anything went wrong with the initial backup/restore. That leads me back to the above question. btw, I saw the idea mentioned of making a simple cheat-sheet for various tasks. I like that idea.