Allright, seems I have a few more questions to find answers for. First, and most importantly, I would like to apply a custom boot screen to each of my freshly installed XP systems. I have dual cpu's in my laptop, so it isn't as easy as replacing my ntoskrnl.exe file. What I had been doing was appending some code to the end of the line in boot.ini so that it looks like this: [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer /bootlogo /noguiboot Note that the /usepmtimer, /bootlogo, and the /noguiboot are not normally included in the boot.ini. What this does is tell the boot to look for a bitmap in c:\windows, and replace the gui from ntoskrnl.exe with that bitmap. The problem is, when I apply these settings and reboot, it does not take. I am under the impression that this has something to do with OSS. So what I need to do, is find out where these settings are, so that I can change them. Would I be correct in thinking that this might be found in bootwiz.oss? My second question, and not nearly so important is, is there a way to customize the look of OSS? Is it possible to replace the wallpaper, and maybe the theme also? I would like to have a wallpaper that matches my system more closely, and also use a theme that is included in my OS. If this is a possibility, where do I look for these files, and are they going to be as simple as replacing a bitmap, or a jpeg, and then replacing a windows style .theme file? And the last question I have is this: How can I keep OSS from placing those little Bootwiz folders in all of my removable drives? This is really annoying. There is no need for it to place this folder on jumpdrives and external drives. Is there a setting I can adjust to keep this from happening?