I finally broke down and bought a 1Tb HD for data storage and backup. My Macbook Pro Aluminum OSX 10.5 had been running a little slow, so I decided to do a full reimaging of the disk, then reinstall all my apps and documents (those being the only important things on my HD, I like to keep the disk sparse because I use the laptop professionally--also, I was having some partitioning issues, so a fresh install seemed like an easy solution). So I used Time Machine because it got great reviews, and I only wanted to restore select portions of the HD in congruent portions. Everything seemed to work great, BUT now that I've restored the portions of my disk that I wanted, all of my programs and games not only come up as unregistered, but all of my savegames are missing, and I can't figure out where they're kept on the older image. I even tried using the migration assistant instead of the "restore" button in time machine, also with no luck in either department. Anyone have any ideas where I might have gone wrong? Everything seems to check out, until I try to RUN a program, then the installation either comes up "broken" or asks me to reregister my software. and yes, I COULD manually open each of my programs, and enter the serial numbers from the software boxes, wherever they are, but the whole reason I backed up my data first was so that I DIDN'T have to bother with a fresh install/download or reregistering of all my programs. Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.