For the past several years I've been making backups of my Vista system (with Acronis True Image if that matters). I know I'm a 'Johnny Come Lately', as here we are on the dawn of Windows 8 and I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I see that Windows 7 has a special (small) system partition in addition to the 'usual' C-partition (which I don't think existed in Vista)! So I'm wondering how this affects image-backups. Should I just backup the main system partition (as I did with Vista) or should I also backup that small system partition? I realize that in all likelihood this was probably asked and answered before; I just can't find any relevant posts. Please just point me to them if they exist. TIA, Cruise PS. The new laptop's drive is much larger than I will need for my computing needs so I'd like to divide it into 2 or 3 partitions. I've partitioned drives in the past but I'm wondering if there's anything special about Win7 in that regard.