I am trying to Re-image my entire Macbook Pro and I wanted to make sure that I was doing this right. I have a 750 Gb MBP with 2 Partitions: Macintosh HD (With Lion; HFS+) and a Bootcamp partition (with Windows 7;NTFS). I also have WD external HDD with two Partitions (also HFS+ and NTFS; basically completely blank so if needed to format this drive I can). Additionally, I do have more external HDs lying around if we need to use them. I have Carbon Copy Cloner as well as WinClone. A few questions about the process: After making images/backups of both OSes, I want to completely format my drive (No OSes) and then reinstall the Mac Image and I should be able to boot into it. I have a late 2011 MBP so I have a recovery partition, which I can boot into to access Disk Utility. Currently I have made a "New Disk Image" with CCC which is now on the external Hard Drive in the HFS+ partition. This guide here http://www.smith.edu/tara/macintosh/carboncopycloner.html says to just choose a source and destination (not an image). Which one should I do to make sure I can boot into the Mac OS with all my data intact? I am also using WinClone to make an image of my bootcamp partition (which is also on the external HFS+ partition). After I manage to get a bootable version of Lion, I will just create another partition using Disk Utility for Bootcamp and use WinClone to Re-Image the partition. Does this procedure sound correct? The main thing I'm worried about is not being able to boot into Lion after I completely format my drive in my MBP.