I have Vista Home Premium and my backup & restore set to run every couple weeks. My D drive is where these back ups are saved. Now my D drive shows nearly full as B&R has nearly taken all the space of it (I guess that is what is the problem). Anyway, 10 GB of space for D is set and it is already nearly full and this computer is like 6 months old. The older back ups mostly show empty files. I cannot find any way to tweak the B&R settings for Vista and have just shut it off for now as I keep getting an error message that the drive is too full. What should I do? Increase the size of D somehow to make that partition larger? Any ideas how to do this? I would rather just make an image of my system and save it to a dvd or cd then if I have any problems later I can just insert the image cd and I guess everything will be fine? I am just afraid that if I keep an image (or snapshot or whatever it is) in a separate partition on my hard drive that the image will be compromised by any malware infection. Is this true or something I should not worry about? Essentially is there an easy way to fix my Vista problem by tweaking B&R or can I just not use that and make an image? If I make an image can I save it on a cd or would it be better if it were on my hard drive? My dell image from the original settings is already on my hard drive. Finally, what is the simplist way to make and restore an image? If I have to resort to my image to restore it I just want to either be able to find it on my hard drive or insert the cd and have it upload from there. Is there a program that allows an image to be set where I do not have to use any 3rd party software? I just want something as easy as possible. Payware is fine. Just a few clicks- have an image- if need be just a few clicks and the image is restored and that's it. Anything like this?