7/2/2007 5:41:21 PM Hi: If I have a "My Computer" backup of my entire boot drive (on a "safe" external drive). And my laptop is stolen forever or gets run over by a truck...... and I go out and buy a new laptop. Keeping it simple, say I buy another identical laptop, can I do a restoration? (Seeing as how all info read from mother board will be different). If I can do a restore, I assume I will have to re-register all software to the manufacturers. If re-registration is the worst problem I will have (like for office, and XP etc) then I can live with that...... If Acronis will not or cannot restore to a different computer I need to know that now and prepare for this also. Thanks in Advance, ---Ed P.S.: I am extremely happy with both the Disk Director and Home 10! But I just started wondering about this potential problem.