Hi All Finally bit the bullet and bought my first ever Apple IMac, been a windows user for many years and im also pretty good with the linux terminal, but wanted an IMac for years and im chuffed to bits After reading an amazing 17+ page thread on here last weekend I ordered a Corsair SSD Hard drive, Seagate GoFlex and a thunderbolt cable. Today ive been reading a few threads before my kit arrives tomorrow and they refer to cloning the existing harddrive using CCC and then transferring to the SSD, However I would like to install a fresh copy of Mountain Lion on the SSD, is this possible at all? I downloaded Mountain Lion from the Apple Store(using the free upgrade redeem code) have created an autobooting USB Pen install thing using Lion Disk Maker, what do I do now? Im also very paranoid about losing my recovery partition on the internal 1TB drive - how can I avoid this? am I going about this all wrong? I was under the impression I could connect the TB kit plug in the USB pen and boot the IMac using the pen with the install asking which drive I wanted to install the OS? Please help, totally confused an have confused myself even more. All I want to do is have Mountain Lion and all my apps installed on the SSD drive as a clean install.