ok, first I used Norton Ghost 2004 to make ghost images of my drive (worked fine). But Norton tends to take up to much computer resources. Then I upgraded to Norton Ghost v9.0 (to see if it was better). I discovered that v9.0 didn't jump out to DOS like v2004 did when creating a ghost image. So right there I became very doubtful that v9.0 could even make a proper ghost image of OS, registry and installed apps since many system files are write protected while still in windows, or am I wrong? So anyway I tried and evidently the operation failed, some file couldn't get written on the DVD (probably due to the above). Now, since Norton Ghost v9.0 obviously is crap! I was wondering if Acronis TrueImage is better? Can it make a ghost image of the drive, including OS, registry, installed apps and all files on the drive, and burn it directly on a DVD? What I want to do is be able to take my burned ghost image DVDs and install everything on an empty drive on another computer, so I get a fully working cloned enviroment in 1 install, provided that the hardware is the same ofcourse. Will TrueImage do this?