But it's only my SECOND dumb question thread, so please bear with me: I want to take my new 750gig drive which has Vista64 Home Premium pre-loaded on it, and create 3 new partitions for a total of 4: *Shrink the C drive to 100gigs *Create a new partition of 25gigs for ripping, downloading and burning (as a holding area from which those will be moved to a Data Only partition). *Create a 100 gig partition for a back up of the Vista C drive and maybe later for installing XP or 7 on. (I'll also be backing up my C drive to a USB external drive.) *And the remaining space would be the Data Only partition (minus whatever HP has put on there as part some kind of back up area, I'm not sure but I've heard reports...) Now since the whole drive should be already formatted to NTFS, will I do the above by using the SPLIT command each time, only not moving any files just leaving the files on C drive. (Later I'll be adding files directly to the new drives, from a USB backup I have made from my old computer.) As I understand it I could create a split of the C drive into two, then go to the 2nd created partition and split that into two, then once again on one of those 2, to create my 4 partitions. Right? And each time I will boot back to Windows, check to see that the partitions are there and show under My Computer and in Disk Management before proceeding to the next SPLIT. Right? Before I do the above I should use TI to create an image of the drive as HP delivered it? And then after I do the splits above and copy my files to them and set up my AVG virus software and get connected to the internet and so on, then I should make another TI backup of that configuration? Is this the right way to go about this? Thanks for helping me through this. I've never used Imaging nor Partitioning software before so it's a bit confusing to me.