I just installed a rescue disc for my HP laptop so I am starting from scratch with the same OS and software that was installed when new. It is running Windows Vista and has a 107GB Hard Drive. After the rescue disc was run it set up a "C" drive and a "D" drive. The "D" drive looks like it is a copy of the rescue disc and is only 7 or 8 GB. I have only added "Firefox" and a Backgammon game and there is 80some GB of free space. I have a few questions about how many partitions and what size partitions to have. 1. How many partitions should I make? 2. What size should they be? 3. Should I remove Firefox and the game before partitioning or should I run the rescue disc before partitioning just to start fresh? My use is mostly internet based (surfing, downloading, shopping and some basic online games). I do also use it for business, which is mostly done online, and then I use the Microsoft Office products (mostly Word, Excel and Outlook for mail). Also, I would like to start Ripping disc's and I know that needs some hard drive space. Any comments or suggestions would be very much appreciated.