I'm upgrading my laptop's Fujitsu 7200 RPM IDE 60GB HD with the Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 7200 RPM IDE 100GB drive. I have a 500 GB USB external drive, so I have plenty of backup space. I'm currently on TI 8.0 Build 937. After reading the forum posts on problems with getting the new disk's full image size, I purchased the upgrade to TI 11, Build 8053, which I haven't installed yet. Then, after reading the posts on issues with 11, I'm feeling nervous about the upgrade until 11 has had more time to mature. So my first question is: do I need to upgrade Acronis versions to do the HD upgrade successfully? Second question concerns the upgrade procedure itself. I'm familiar with backing up and restoring the entire C: drive (single partition) using version 8. My initial plan was to back up the entire existing laptop Drive Image to the external drive, then swap out the old HD and in the new. Then boot from the Acronis Recovery disk and restore the the new HD from the old image. I'm getting that this won't work, but as I'm unfamiliar with the newer Acronis versions (and multiple partitions), the Grover Hatcher post is a little over my head. Can anyone give me a simple method using either TI version? Any help much appreciated.