Hi there, I'm new to these boards but not to computers in general Let's get to the question: I have a laptop which originally had a cd drive but it was replaced with a floppy (the compaq multibay thingy). The computer was also used as a workstation at my job, and therefore I have no administrative rights on my account on the computer. I would like to change this by simply formating the harddrive re-installing windows 2k/xp/vista on the computer. My first thought was to create a fat32 partition and dump the xp cd to it. Then I could use a bootdisk to execute it but since I have no administrative rights I can't use partition magic (which I always use for stuff like these). So I can't create the fat32 partition which I need (currently there is two partions on the drive, both ntfs). I have searched all over the web for a tutorial of installing windows over a network but I had only found some network bootdisks (like barts) which I don't really know how to use. So what should I do? A few things to note is that the current OS is win 2k pro and I can access the bios (it isn't password locked). Thanks in advance for all answers!