and everything went through with no hitches this morning.. put the 1Tb drive in the premiere, booted up, and all is well. seriously... although in due time, we may see another version of WinMFS that does this within a Windows boot and works with newer bioses, who knows. Not that Comer's tool isn't fantastic - it is. But i'm guessing some others won't have an older pc sitting around so they won't be able to take advantage of it. in any case, thanks to Comer for the tool! ...man, i love this forum. it really is what the internet community is all about (in my eyes anyway).