Robert, I didn't use any software just Windows' own. I also think I am too much of a novice looking at ultimateboot CD looking at their website, I wouldn't know what to download
The disk is marked dark blue, I have tried right clicking it etc. to see if I can find this 'active' option and I can't. My friend suggests I put one his spare copies of Windows Vista Business that he liberated from work and forget about x64.
There is no AcerData or any thing, I build this computer myself and having owned an Acer laptop, I certainly wouldn't buy anything off them again.
Here is a screen shot of how things look: