I just built a new computer and I am wondering about the best way to configure if for the subequent use of Acronos. I can have one drive C: with the OS and apps on it and a second D: physical drive with data on it. I was wondering whether there might be some advantage of partition the first physical drive in this manner (if it is possible without messing things up.) C:\for the XP OS and partition (volume) D:\ for the applications and physical (second drive) E:\ What is best for making an image if my system crashes. I did a Google search for this just from the perspective of the best way to do a clean install on a new machine. I did not find a great answer. There is the concern that some apps won't allow you to change the path to D:\program files (I would just create a new folder with that name.) Additionally, I assume apps are still writing to the windows registry. Some people thought this would slow things down but make defragging easier. Overall, what is the best thing to do. I have not installed the software. No manual came with it. No "boot up" discs either. I assume the manual is on the disc and that you make a "boot up" disc from a cd.