I have a laptop with a 60gb drive (single C: partition) that I'm trying to upgrade to a 120gb drive through a psuedo-cloning process. I purchased TI 10 yesterday and did a "computer" backup from within Windows XP Pro to an image file on a locally attached, external usb 2.0 drive. I then verified the image after the backup was complete. I removed the 60gb drive and installed the raw 120gb drive into the laptop. I then booted into the Acronis recovery CD and selected Full (not safe mode) TI. So good so far. Next, I selected Recovery and was asked to specify the location of the image file. The USB drive no longer shows up. Only the optical drive appears (as drive C. How retarded is that? Are usb drives supposed to appear when booted into the TI recovery CD? Per this forum, I saw a thread that mentioned Acronis can see network resources. Acronis didn't load my wireless network, but I plugged in the network wire and rebooted and Acronis TI could then see the other computers on my network. I plugged the USB drive into one of the other computers and shared it out in order to allow the recovery CD software to see my image file. I could then attempt to restore the image to the new drive. It's much slower reading the image file across the network (appears to be twice as slow at least). I also see a message that Acronis is restoring "Drive letter C: -> D:" Is that going to be a problem? THe new HD must be drive C: when the restore is complete. I'm wondering whether I did this correctly or not. I didn't see any step-by- step instructions in the manual for cloning (upgrading) a laptop HD, which has only one drive connection available. I would think this a pretty common task. I appreciate any feedback or help you can provide. I'll post the results of my cloning/upgrade when the restore is complete.