I'm planning a clean install of Win 7. I've got a Lenovo T510 with 4 GB RAM. I need some guidance for how to implement RSS Pro. I've done too many re-images/clean installs in the past few years - they are painful and I don't want to do any more of them, and I'm hoping RSS Pro will come to the rescue. Background info: - I have a 125 GB SSD. - After the clean install, I'll be swapping out the DVD drive and inserting a 250GB HDD for less active data (photos, video, software exe files, etc.) - I really hammer my system: I have around 50 pst files, totaling over 30 GB, and index them and my ost file with NEO (Nelson Email Organizer, from Caelo). I also index my whole system with X1. X1 not only indexes the emails in the ost and pst files, but also indexes any attachments as well as calendar, contacts and tasks. So there is a lot of indexing going on. I do not constantly add to my pst files - I create new ones every month and dump email in every 2 weeks then stop adding to the pst files. I run Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking, which updates my speaker profile whenever I close it, and runs enhancement routines weekly during off hours. I run nightly backups, and they create log files. I've got lots of other small utilities that I tweak every so often, which means they will store their data somewhere when I do that. Questions: As part of the clean install, should I partition my SSD and create a separate data partition? After the clean install, at what point should I install RSS Pro? Normally the first thing I'd do is install Microsoft Security Essentials, but I won't need that with RSS. And it looks like I don't need malware detection software either. Do I only need to install SP1 and the subsequent Windows updates? I've got tons of software to install - do I just do it all, while not in virtual mode, and then turn on virtual mode? How do apps that constantly modify their files (like NEO, X1 indexes and databases) get set up? Do I need to know where their actively updated files are located, which ones are active, and exclude them manually? Or does RSS Pro have some way of flagging them for me? How do I work with basic stuff like MS Word? If I set up a list in File Manager, it says I have to select each file, not just the folder. So even if I keep all my Word/PPT/XLS files in a c:\Data folder, when I create a new file how do I easily prevent it from going away after I reboot? From the manual I can't tell the difference between file protection and file manager. How do I set up the snapshot frequency for system restore? Can I, or is that still a future feature? If the latter, then what is the basis for the restore point RSS creates today? One reason I'm keen on RSS is that my Win 7 system refuses to create restore points, and even if it worked Win 7 no longer makes it easy to create scheduled restore points as XP did. In one post (regarding SSD support) it noted that once RAM is used up, disk gets used. Is there any reason to increase my RAM to 8GB if I'm using RSS Pro? For those small tweaks to my utilities, I presume I just go out of Virtual mode for a second, do my change, and go virtual again, correct? Or is it safer to stay virtual but know where the config file is and set it to write to disk? Thanks in advance !!