I used reverse integration method to install vista Sp1 to a separate partition then pressed ctrl shift F3 to reboot into windows prep tool. Installed sp2 then ran compcln.exe to make the image smaller. then selected generalize and shutdown. Then i booted to the waik and ran imagex.exe /compress maximum /flags "Home Premium" /capture c: d:\INSTALL.WIM " Windows Vista Home Premium Sp2" This said the image was captured ok. I then booted into Ultra iso and deleted install.wim from the sources folder of my vista aio dvd image then added the new install.wim and saved it. Burnt to DVD and tried installing from it ...when it gets to do you want to install product key and you say no it goes to the next window then can't open the install.wim .... i tried opening it with windowssim and creating a new catalogue file then copying that to sources too but still the same..... any ideas anyone please? You can open the install.wim fine in windows sim.