hey hey. what I'm trying to achieve seems like a really basic and common thing to do, yet I can't find any info on it whatsoever. I want to be able to backup windows settings for each user so that when it comes time to format I can just overwrite the default settings with my own. this includes things like customising the start menu, folder options, etc etc. this would also come in handy for user accounts. I have several on this computer and always find it a hassle to change all the minute details such as mouse speed and what not of the default windows desktop to something more my style. any ideas folks? ta, kris.