Continuing in the saga of the laptop that hates me, all attempts to reinstall Windows were rejected yesterday. I have a registered copy of Windows for each machine, but the desktop is XP Home and the laptop is XP Professional, and the XP Professional disk is nowhere to be found. I own it and have a product key waiting to be used, but there seems to be no work around for not having the disk anymore. No way am I buying again what I already have so I don’t know what else to do but start asking friends if they have any ideas. I’m frustrated with this because I decided this last year to stop trying to solve my own computer problems after we got a really good problem-solver at CompuCheap, but he doesn’t touch laptops. I miss our Texas guys at Zydeco, they could handle just about anything.