hi guys i am new to this forum, but have read alot....i need your help i am currently am blocked from using filesharing sites on my corporate laptop. I have since left the company but still never bothered to get the ports unblocked. My question is, 1. Can i make a virtual PC of windows XP and then download my files from clients which are given via mediafire, rapidshare and such. 2. Finally is the drive in the virtual PC connected in any way to my own hard disk? Meaning when i shut down the virtual PC, can i retrieve the files on my normal windows installation. or do i have to attach a USB drive in Virtual PC and then transfer. I hope this makes sense,..........and i really hope you can help, thanks!!