I have learned that if you want to restore an image, the new hd has to be at least as big as the source irrespective of how much of the source hd was actually in use. So if you have a hd with 80gb and only one partition, your restored hd has to be at least 80gb again. My snapshots/ archives are between 3 and 8.5 GB, how much space would I need to rebuild a slimmer system using Fd_ISR. If I started with a clean hd, installed Windows and Fd_ISR and then imported/copied from an archive, how would that play out re space? Could I partition the new hd into 20gb/60gb and install via the archive in the 20gb? Then if I wanted to use images in future, the partitioned drive would be smaller and faster to image and restore. Not sure whether my thinking is correct, so would love to get some expert input.