Just a few quick questions about backup (after reading the sticky). I have two 80gig sata's, one for the OS and one for music/movies etc. Currently they are both as is with no partitions. I would like to get into the practise of good backups using disk-images. What I would like to do is create 3 partitions on my primary drive in the following format: 1 - around 10gig - windows and apps 2 - whatevers required - containing a disk image of partition 1 3 - whatevers left (might like to create a linux boot partition in future) What I would like to know is, if and when I come to that point when i want to refresh partition 1 with the image in partition 2 how exactly is it done? Is it done through dos or do most image-ing programs include boot disks that handle this? Also I have came accross posts where people mention they have another partition on their primary drive for their other apps (like say a partition containing the Program Files folder). Is their any benefit from keeping your apps and os on separate partitions? TIA for help/advice.