I have recently installed VMware fusion. I already had vista installed on a separate partition using BC. I have set up fusion to run vista from the separate partition for now. A few questions: 1) What are the benefits of either running vista from a separate partition or from a folder in osx? As far as i can see pro - can run vista natively if desired con - harder to back up 2) This brings me to my next question which is about backing vista up. I get the impression that TM is not very useful for backing up vm's. Is there a way to backup vista if its on a different partition? How about a good solution for backing up the VM folder if done that way? I'm considering uninstalling vista and "merging" my HD back so it's one big partition for osx, and then reinstalling vista to a VM folder. Is there a way I can do this and not lose my osx installation and have to start from scratch? My reasoning for this is that I think it would make backing it up easier as superduper would manage it fine?