Hello all, The 'UniversalRestore' (UR) sounds as a good possibility to avoid a fully new install of Windows. In serveral threads I heard from this...and cannot believe it. (I could believe that UR can do it on similar architectured machines) Why I cannot believe: 1. During the WinOS install the setup procedure check all hardware. If there is a CPU without SSE-support (e.g.) the WinOS works without this support later. That is no problem but: If you use UR to transfer this NON-SSE-installation to a PC with a SSE-CPU I doubt that UR can get it flawlessly working. Working already. But not with SSE1/2/3. SSE is not installable additionally. 2. e.g.: The architecture (CPU, etc) is complete different from a PC on which I want to restore with UR. There are A LOT of marks in the registry of the prior architecture that it is amazing that UR can cope with that. I'm not convinced about that because I doubt that UR changes the registry thoroughly (if generally). 3. A de-install of drivers (chipset, Graphics, Sound, Q'n'Q[AMD], etc) are not enough to clone the OS from one PC to annother (with a different architecture). It CAN work but it is not guaranteed... Can anybody here confirm that UR works flawlessly in all the three cases I mentioned?