I haven't worked with Acronis yet (or any other OS cloning software), but as far as I know, it has to be restored on a blank HDD instead of a single partition (out of 2 or more).
So, is that possible to restore a backup image into one partition within the disk keeping the other partition intact?
PS: Also, if you can provide me a simple tutorial of how to use Acronis TI, I would be thankful for that as well. ;)
Oh yes, I also need to know if it's possible to create an "Universal" image. That way I could restore the image into any machine (no matter which other drivers should be used). Sorry, I'm a real newbie to this.