Hello I've recently been dabbling with upgrading Theatertek to the latest version on my htpc. I was loathe to do this in the past as my machine was nice and stable however I need the multidrive capability (mainy to give my missus the pearl and dean trailer before movies!). I've been worried about knackering my stability and thought it was about time to take some precautions. I've just bought acronis trueimage in order to image the HD and restore a previous configuration if I manage to lose stability with my messing about. I'm a little unsure of the best way to implement it however. I was thinking about buying an external USB2 or firewire drive and cloning to that (but that seems a waste of a useful external drive) , next option down from that is to stick another internal HD in the htpc and clone to that ( although I'd likely unplug it and store it outside the HTPC case for noise and space reasons. Alternatively I was wondering if I could just create another partition on the original HD and clone to that? I'm not sure how to go about this with an already formatted and operational hd that I boot from? The last option seems like the most practical if not 100% safe ( won't protect me against a terminal bsod situation I imagine) Any idea how to accomplish this or any useful observations/ experiences?