I'm a fairly new mac user and was interested in getting in on the WINXP on mac thing, and as I'm reading through the forums, I don't see this question. My question is this. Is there a way I can create a second partition without losing everything on the main partition that shipped with this MBP? I would like to try windows on here, but not if it means having to restart all my OSX and apps and what not. I know in windows you can create a second partition now without losing everything... so maybe I'm doing it wrong, I went into disk utility and it denied me because it's my "startup partition"... Also, on that note, is there an app for mac that will make a ghost copy of EVERYTHING (including installed apps, settings and prefs, etc?) for the mac? Thanks for your help everyone, I tried to make sure this hasn't been asked, but maybe I just missed it. Thanks!