As I said in a previous post I got a computer for free. For my needs it will be just fine however, its kind of ill right now. I ran the system restore disk and it through my own error ended up wiping out windows as disk 2 was missing.Will I have to purchase the disks from H.P or can I just put a new windows on and for that matter can I just piggy back it to another hard drive and "share" the files from it onto my hard drive then reinstall the hard drive into my computer? I doubt it would work but I had to ask. Thanks!