Okay, we're getting there. The big stuff has been installed. Now onto the little crap that make my life more manageable. I guess I had forgotten how much software goes into making my computer go. Damn. Wish I had kept track of all the places this stuff came from. Jeez. I think this time I need to make a working backup of all the programs... any ideas out there how I can do this? I am tired of having to go searching for all the install disks. Isn't there a way to ghost an image of my software and OS so that everything is reinstall-able from one or ten DVDs?