I am not very computer savvy but want to slipstream XP PRO with SP2 and all current UPDATES on a self-booting disc. Since I am not capable of this yet (or in the foreseeable future) I bought True Image 10 to make a make-shift DVD that contains XP PRO, SP2 and all current UPDATES ( I have used DD10 for this previously but this tethered me to a hard drive and a full disk clone-restore). Luckily 'Microsoft Updates' does not require a browser as it connects up directly thru 'Windows Updates' on the start menu: this allows for a clean platform. After many failed attempts I finally was able to work it out where I can restore this "Slipstreamed" TI10 DVD to any partition on my hard drive. The only thing I can't figure out is how to "ADD" the "Slipstreamed" XP PRO without using XP's repair console. So my temporary solution was to add the repair console to the boot menu (my acwkward two-fingered typing makes altering the boot.ini file hair raising). Now I can test different software (I am partial to Trial-ware and Utilities) in a non-cluttered (non-bloatware) environment. If something goes wrong I now can simply restore the partition to it's original state quickly without opening up my computer and swapping cables to restore from a cloned hard disk. True Image 10's manual sure can be tricky as it assumes too much for beginners (or better put, in my case anyways). In addition to being highly ambiguous, MANY in-between STEPS are completely missing. Acronis should have a separate manual for the great-unwashed. The WELL-THOUGHT-OUT, multiple-exampled and SIMPLE approach of a Trade Union "Textbook" comes to mind as a model. (The "For Dummies" books try too hard to be funny: we don't need 'funny' we need detailed recipe-like precision). In addition a hard copy of this improved manual should come with the boxed version (my old PartitionMagic 4.0 came with a 154 double-paged bound manual in addition to a smaller 61 page manual for BootMagic! Acronis should take a good look at this manual for starters). AHH! the good old days! Luckily this forum exists with real-world info and solutions (the same can be said about DD10's forum).