Hello, I read a lot of posts around this subject and I tried several things to make a multiboot system but it will not work. Situation: Dell laptop, cleaned harddrive in total to get rid of the Dell things and partitioned it. Fresh install of WinXp pro sp2 + some updates and almost no other software. Then I used sysprep [xp2version] ( when I start sysprep it shows me a gui with 3 options: fabric, controle and reseal. I choose reseal and leave all other options unchecked) Next step I booted with Aronis bootable media and made True Image from the sysprepped partition an image (set it on a backup partion) This backup I directly also installed on a other partition so I will have a copy of my OS on an other partition. Did it this way so I could use my sysprepped-backup in an easy way to make more instances of Xp in the future if I should want that. Then I know I have to edit the boot .ini Here's a copy of what I did >> [boot loader] ;timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] ;multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect ;multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Prof 2" /fastdetect ; (I presume you only have to edit the one boot.ini on the Cdrive and not others like the ones in Bootwiz or else) last step was to hide the partition were the copy of XP is. But now in OSS I see 2 instances of XP but always boot in the same XP, no matter what I do . . . . Most likely that I do something wrong, so please will you give me advise and proper instructions to solve this. 2 QUESTION Earlier I tried to install on a other partition XP for a second time just by putting the xp cd in the drive and choose an other partition to install than C. But than when the system has copied the files and rebooted it gave an error (it could not find something) and my whole Cdrive was messed up. I tried this several times. Is this not posible? I tried this with OSS on and also off. 3 QUESTION I also want to install Server 2003 in this multibootsystem. So what I described in 2 QUESTION I also need to know for proper installation for Server 2003 And if I suceed in installing, do I have to hide this partition to? I definitely need a multiboot system for my study. I think Acronis make great products but why is there not a real step by step instruction for setting up a multibootsystem? Thanks in advance .