Just installed TI-9 in my Fujitsu notebook, created the image of my entire disk (the image is 15 Gb) into a USB external drive, and read the Manual and this forum (which has become quiet an extensive read!). I must admit I am not a computer savvy, and that is the major reason why I bought TI-9 to do the serious thinking for me. It must also be the reason why I am still not clear about what to do if disaster (for which TI-9 is designed to address) strikes. After reading the various threads of this forum I got this impression (please correct me if I'm wrong) that it would be a hopeless case if I lost my laptop notebook and all I have is the image. My understanding from reading this forum is that it is a Quixotic undertaking to attempt to restore this image to another laptop notebook or PC. My question relates to a very common disaster scenario in which my laptop notebook was not lost, but that its HD simply died out and I have to replace it with new, perhaps larger, one. So how do I go about restoring the 15GB image from the external USB drive to this new HD? I don't suppose the image is self-executory that, if restored, the OS, files and all would be restored to the new HD. But then again, TrueImage 9 should already be in the new HD with which to restore the image. If TrueImage 9 is already in the new HD, then I must have installed the OS into the new HD before TrueImage 9. I would end up installing into the new HD the things that was advertized will be taken care of by TrueImage 9. And there was this matter of the new disk not bootable even after restoring the image. I read from this forum that i need to run the System Preparation from microsoft before making the image to make the new HD bootable. I followed and read the link to Micrsoft and I must admit that this System Preparation thing is way above me who rely only on TrueImage 9 to make computing experience secure. My understanding is that one has to go through the process of System Preparation if he plans to change HD. Of course, no body can foresee a disaster, so I don't think any one would go through the hassles of System Preparation every time the image is taken.