I have tried for about a week with little progress configuring my (almost) new HP Pavilion dv6000 notebook. Currently, I am on hold trying to get OSSelector to see Vista. I am using the 2160 build of AcrDiskDir. I think it unwise to go any futher, till this works. Has anyone been able to get past this on a new notebook? If so, what is/was step by step proceedure. Please! BTW !!WARNING!! Use only bootable media! The first thing I learned is not to do\try anything running the installed Disk Dir on the hard drive. It trashed my HD on a simple "Create Partition" command than again after a clean install on a "Resize" command, both times I had to restore to factory condition. After many phone calls, Elvin at corp sales clewed me in to only attempt actions from the Acronis bootable media. This actually worked (maybe)... I was able to resize factory C: from 160G down to 60G and still had the 10G factory restore partition. Tried to install another OS without any sucess, then almost lost everything again because OSS cant see Vista and wont let me do a regular boot. Finally, somehow deactivte OSS worked (after trying for an hour) and I was able to get my notebook running again (but are config files corrupted; should I factory restore again to have any chance of getting ADD to dual boot). Oh yeah, the first problem... I am new to this forum, tho I have been trying for a week to get a Vista dual boot, because Acronis website software registration doesnt work from the new Windows Mail 6.0.whatever (probably the problem). Finally, this morn I was able to register from an older computer. Again, has anyone been able to dual boot a Vista notebook. I read in earlier posts of some dual boot success, but they were using a Vista install DVD. The HP notebooks do not come with any installation DVDs, just Vista preinstalled and a recovery partition. I have made the recovery DVDs but I doubt they will work at all like a Vista full version install disk.