I am using Vista Ultimate as an OS and Acronis® True Image Home® version 11.0 (build 8,101) as a backup.
Acronis has something called Acronis Secure Zone. As I understand it, it is necessary to have Acronis partition your hard drive in order to get things backed up and restored correctly. So I said "yes" and my 69 GB backup hard drive was partitioned and, now, all the space I have for backups is about half of the 69 GB and there is another partition, which cannot be seen, and is empty. I don't know how to use this empty partition and I don't have room on the partition I can see to keep the last backup plus have room for the new one. I also am wondering why I should save the system state. What does that do for me?