You have cloned your OS, say XP is on a partition/saved to a DVD. Your OS crashes so windows can not boot up, how do you install the xxclone files you have on say a partion, DVD or external HD? Thanks David
You can "image" to a DVD, partition, or external drive. This is much better in some ways. Firstly there's a simple restore procedure, secondly the image is compressed, so takes up less space (half to two-thirds typically). Plus you can mount an Acronis image and extract files from it, just as from any kind of copy.
Acronis wins hands down for me. If you have a Seagate or Maxtor drive in your system, you can get a free download of Seagate Disk Wizard, or the Maxtor equivalent, which is a cut-down version of Acronis, which does the basics fine.