HP dv6500 notebook AMD Turion 64X2,Vista Premium, Hitachi ATA 141GB where C is 121GB and D (HP_Recovery ,5GB) is 7,26GB. Owner is planning to buy now latest Acronis TI Home,but does not want to buy an external HD. I was wondering if i could use the D partition now in use with HP Recovery by removing its content and placing there the very first image done with ATI: will there be any problems when trying to Restore that image? I dont think there'll be any,even though that partition was inhabited by HP Recovery, but i am asking because i've become very unsure with Vista quirks... Of course the partition needs to be extended to 50 GB to make room for ATI images and something else and i would have already done that if the 'extend' command was not greyed out in C.Management ...('shrink' instead- Vista knows i dont need it now- is operative...) Someone suggested i use diskpart.exe via command prompt to do the resizing, while i thought of restoring the image and resize while restoring the first image taken. What i wouldnt use,if ATI Home 11 still has that feature, is Secure Zone,which i have learnt to carefully avoid since ATI7. What is the best option i can follow to achieve my aim of storing images on the HD?