I'm using True Image 9, build 2302 in Windows 2000 to restore an XP partition on partition 1. I tell TI that I don't want to assign a drive letter: it assigns one anyway. I then have to use Partition Magic to change the drive letter to none and to hide the partition. I used Drive Image 2002 before buying both TI 8 and 9. The only advantage True Image has is hot imaging, which is not that big a deal to me. I also have to use Drive Image to image my Linux partition because it won't boot when TI restores the partition. I have that partition bootable with grub. The $100 or so I spent really wasn't worth it to me. Why can't True Image be on par with a much older program like Drive Image? Symantec bought out Powerquest as they have done to most of the competition and effectively killed their fine products with their crap. Wonder if they have set their sites on Acronis now? I can say that about Symantec because for years I bought everything Symantec produced for years. Now they have activation which I despise and their programs destroy the speed of my machine. They picked up Microsoft's bad habits. The only people these people hurt are their paying customers with their garbage! Oh well: that doesn't have anything to do with my original post. Sorry for the rant . . . Mark P.S. I just restored Windows 2000 to partiton 3 from within XP Pro with TI8 and the drive assignment worked and it also hid the partition. Maybe it's a Windows 2000 thing or maybe a TI9 thing . . . One more thing: In Drive Image I can select to restore the partition that I'm in, the active one, and it well set up everything and boot to DOS and complete the restore, then reboot. In TI, you are offered the chance to reboot and go through a manual restore. You then have to go through the steps to point it to the backup and the drive where you want the backup restored. A lot of steps, but it works. At least you don't have to use the boot CD. This would be a good feature to implement in TI, that it, what Drive Image does.