Well, I've searched a lot of threads and maybe I'm just not getting it. I am trying to find a way to back up my Boot Camp partition which contains my Windows Vista Ultimate OS and applications. Apple tells me that anything beyond providing the Boot Camp software is beyond their scope (not going to go on about that issue here I figure there are 2 ways to go about this: 1) Format a portable drive in Snow Leopard to a recognizable format for the Mac OS and then image the Boot Camp partition to the portable drive as a .dmg file. 2) or, install WinClone on the Mac OS side, and then try to image the Boot Camp partition to a portable drive. Anybody try either of these or have another method? I almost had a hardware emergency the other day and then found out that when I have been running Time Machine, that it does not backup my Boot Camp partition. Almost a nightmare for me. I always backup my Windows file on multiple separate media, but I need to find a logical, consistent, sound way to backup the Windows system and its applications...because I don't care to spend a week reinstalling everything when the hard drive dies one day. I use Windows only to run Autodesk's Revit Architecture 2010 (runs like a dream on my MBP 17!)...need it for work. I use the Mac OS for everything else (why would'nt you!). Any help is truly appreciated.