I need to clone the hard disk from my laptop to another laptop (with same hardware specs). I plan to clone the hard disk (SATA) to an external USB drive. Then use the TI-created boot cd to boot the 2nd laptop (with external USB drive connected) and transfer the drive image onto the hard drive in the 2nd laptop. Can anyone spot any issues/problems with this proposed method? A few specific questions: 1. Is it preferable to boot from the Acronis rescue cd when cloning the hard disk as opposed to running the cloning operation from Windows XP? 2. Is there a difference between the "Create Image Wizard" and the Clone Disk function? The ATI FAQ mentions this: "Reboot the source computer and boot it from the created bootable media. Now run the 'Create Image' wizard and create an image of the prepared hard disk drive." I don't see a Create Image Wizard. The Tasks I see are Backup, Recovery, Clone Disk, and Add New Disk. 3. Should I be running the Microsoft System Preparation tool before I clone the hard disk? Apologies if these are very basic questions - I'm a noob to TI.