I do this all the time with XP, but never tried with Vista. I set up a Vista Ultimate image in VMWare and installed all my software and updates. Then I imaged it with SP 3.3 and dumped it back on to a laptop using HIR. Laptop booted OK (seemed a bit slow) tired to load a few drivers, then froze. Re-booted in safe mode and it just locked up loading. Has anyone successfully done this?