My aim? To do a clean install of windows, load up all my windows updates and basic essential programs then do an image of that. Then I plan to simply use TI7 to load it back up many months down the track instead of a full reinstall. I assume that is possible (hope so that's why I bought the program!). Problems: I created the bootdisc no worries onto a CD. I created an image fine of the partition. Now after reading for 4 hours through this support forum I am confused as to whether I should have imaged the whole drive. If i have a 120 gig hdd, it doesn't make sense to image the lot if I only wanted the 10 gig windows part of it... It said I was missing a few files on bootup and I have tried fixboot and also tried copying them into my C: root directory. Sometimes it then goes to the win xp splash, then a blue login screen without any details on it - just a smaller splash of XP. I have read references to sysprep but haven't found instructions as to it's use that address all the options. I have downloaded the latest version, my O/S is XP, and i have two partitions - one C: and a G: TI7 secure partition thingy. I don't want to create people extra work but I couldn't find a step-by-step walkthrough on how to use the program. And I am a bit disappointed in TI7 as the box/manual/website says it's newbie friendly and able to be done from windows. Note that I have had no problems creating images - just restoring has always failed. Methods used: 1) I threw it to a network drive 2) Burned a copy onto a dvd and loaded off that 3) Created a partition and tried that (big fail with many boot errors and fixboot attempts) 4) Whatever you guys can suggest! I am time pressured as this computer I'm on I am selling tomorrow with the guy coming to pick it up and I hope to have it solved by then *fingers crossed* So can someone please steer me in the right direction? I wish this was all click and voila like the website indicates.