My friend just bought a new Compaq computer and he's a novice when it comes to computer parts so he has no idea what he had just bought and will just believe what the salesperson tells him he's getting. I went over to his place to check this new computer and it was nice, but he didn't have the winXP OS disk. Isn't it standard that the store gives him the winXP OS disk? All they gave him was a system recovery disk and a couple of games and other utilities. I told him he should go back to the store and make sure he's not missing out. I know when I have to install or update softwares, I'm usually asked to insert the OS disk as well.