I am in search of a software platform that can clone my hard drive while it is still in my laptop. Of course I am wanting to install that clone onto another hard drive at a future point, but I do not want to be forced to do it at the time of the imaging. I currently have Acronis True Image 2011 installed, but that has proven to be extremely problematic and not user friendly at all. I created a backup group of TIB files to my external drive, then swapped out my HDD and tried to install the TIB files via the Acronis boot disc which took me about 3-4 hours. I then noticed that there was a read error so I tried to install the Win7 disc but the duplicate partitions that Acronis left behind made that not possible. Now I have that HDD in another computer being wiped and that process was started about 8 or more hours ago and it's only half done. Acronis is the absolute biggest joke ever. Does anyone here have any suggested software that will clone a currently used drive, and be able to install the exact functioning replica onto a different drive, OS, files and apps to boot?