Hi All, Thanks for reading for this post. I just bought a new Dell Studio and it came with Vista Home premium 64 bit preinstalled in it. It also has a recovery disk option which I presume restores the OS back to factory settings. The question(s) I needed your help are: How should I back up my OS i.e. with or without recovery disk? How to back up just user account settings (individual user) so that even if OS crashes I can recover it using recovery disk and then Acronis can restore the user account? Which back up method will be most beneficial i.e. incremental or diffrential or complete back up of drives? And one last one, what about windows backup thing that came preinstalled in Vista. Is it worth using? Thanks to everyone for their help in advance.