Hello, I've just built my 1st machine and am just about to install Win7 Utilimate. Before I begin I would like some advice re partitions. My new PC has a 1TB hard disk, so I was going to get Windows to create a primary "System" partition of 100GB during the installation process (I know that's overkill, but I have a lot of Apps installed on my current PC - the Program Files folder is over 20GB!!! - and I just want to ensure I'm covered for years to come...and I only really need around 500GB for Music/Data/Videos, so I've got plenty of disk space to play with)... I'm assuming I can then use the rest of the disk as a "Data" partition. Should I create this during the Win7 install, or create this after Windows has fully installed? I've been reading up on Backup/Restore options and to be honest I'm not too sure what to do. I've created my own Win7 Ultimate ISO DVD from one of the threads on the forum) and intend using the Windows Loader software to activate. Will this installation DVD have a built-in recovery option? Do I need to create some sort of "Recovery" disk? (if so - how?!). Should I use the built-in backup/restore options within Win7 to create a backup image once I have installed everything? I regularly backup all my data to an external disk, so I don't need to backup/restore any of that. All I'm wanting to do is to be able to do a recovery (without having to do a disk format & re-install) should I have a Windows issue and cannot load my PC or should I have a hard disk failure and need to install everything on a new disk. Any help/guidance anyone can give me would be appreciated! Thanks Ted.