Hello, I am trying to transport my windows XP software, all programs and data, to my imac using Parallels and transporter. XP transfers over ok using transporter, but fails to boot successfully - just hangs at about 10 seconds into startup with the Window XP logo and moving lines halted. I figured this is because XP is not activated for imac machine - so after reading over the forum messages, I attempted to do the XP repair installation procedure http://kb.parallels.com/en/5138, because I do in fact have a clean unused copy of Windows XP for a new computer. Stopped my VM and edited the CD/DVD-ROM as per the procedure, etc., then clicked ok to return to the stopped VM. Then inserted my clean XP windows home CD into the drive, and restarted my VM. The VM reports a failure to boot from CD/DVD-ROM drive - Boot from CD/DVD-ROM failed. It proceeds to boot from virtual disk and hangs in the same spot. My clean XP windows installation CD is bootable on a PC and comes up with the following options, when doing so: Set up Windows XP, Repair a Windows XP installation, or Quit Setup - so, apparently parallels and the VM interface require a different kind of bootable disk, a .iso perhaps. Problem: how to convert the windows XP installation disk to the bootable format recognized.