Ghosting your PCI also am looking to ghost a notebook computer, it is supposed to arrive in 3 days or so. I have previously done the ghosting operation on my desktop, and it works like a dream. Just install all your apps as you like, ghost, and then re-image it later to undo all that windows deterioration and crap that gets on your computer over time. It speeds things up alot. Anyway, depending on whether you have another PC or not, there are many ways to do this operation. 1) you can partition your hard drive, and save a ghost to one partition, and use your working OS on the other. 2) you can backup your images to a DVD with a DVDR drive in your notebook (what I plan on doing) 3) I haven't looked into this, but I've read with norton documentation that you can create images over a network, so I believe it would be possible to save the image to another PC's hard drive on a network. I hope any of this information helps you. Norton Ghost is a grand program and I wish you the best of luck with it.