I have spent hours trying to do this. Months ago I gave up, and now once again I have tried in vain. No help searching this forum. I have Acronis Image Home and Disk Dir. Suite. I want to make a copy of a well-functioning XP to the same hard disk so that I can boot up with the second copy to test new software before making changes to the main system. I have managed to make a copy so that I have two partitions with XP on drive 1. The OS Selector also shows two Windows systems, but always boots to the same one no matter what I do. I have searched this forum and found stuff about sysprep and editing boot.ini etc. But this is certainly no simple way of selecting OS as the impression the adverts for Acronis software try to make you think. Do I have to make all these tweaks manually? Where is the FAQ describing the procedure in simple steps?