OS : XP Pro SP2 In response to questions on this Forum, Acronis Support often give the advice that the user should run the Windows Sysprep tool. I am having difficulty in understanding why this advice comes up so frequently. Sysprep was specifically created to enable OEM's and Corporate System Administrators to deploy Windows quickly on multiple computers. I would think that there would seldom be a need by users of this Forum to deploy Windows on multiple systems. There may occasionally be a user who wants to migrate an "old" computer to a "new" computer, and in this event Sysprep would be required - but how often does that happen? In the event that a System disk goes completely bad and a user wanted to Restore the System Image to a new disk (raw out the box) then that restoration should occur without any need to invoke Sysprep. So the question is : "In the context of True Image, when is it necessary to run Sysprep in an XP environment and why?"