Ok, maybe I'm too lazy to read thru the instruction manual - here is my question(s): I bought True Image Home 2009 upon recommendation from the guys at the PCWorld forums. I installed the program and backed-up an image of my entire C drive on to an external USB hard drive. I also created a bootable rescue media (CD-ROM). Now, lets say my C drive dies tomorrow. I go buy a new hard drive and install it in my computer. I assume the next step to restore the image to the new hard drive would be to boot the machine using the Acronis boot CD I made and then plug in my external USB hard drive and then follow the directions? Is is that easy? Another question - would it be better to install another internal hard drive in my computer as the back-up destination or should I stick with the external USB drive I already have. Thanks in advance for your help.