I like my McMini so well that it is rapidly becoming my primary machine despite its size. To create room to move all of my photos/documents/music to this machine, I swapped in a 500 gb hdd after backing up to time machine > booted from my preserved USB install stick > restored my setup > ran NBI 0.8.3 RC3 and all is well. With all of that space now available, I would like to install the XP sp3 that came with the system in a small partition so that I can run Quicken (the only windows program I seem to miss) on the mini. I have read Meklort's instructions above for this and wonder if it matters that my SL install (or restore in this case) was done with RC3? Will that change any of the process?