I'm currently looking to buy this laptop, and I was wondering about re-formatting it's HD. I don't like the winXP home operating system, and I already have a WinXP Pro. disc, so if I could buy it without an operating system at all I would. The thing that has me worried is the actual re-formatting. I've re-formatted my desktop (WinXP Pro.) before, but it wasn't pretty. We ended up slaving it to another drive since WinXP won't allow you to do it from the inside. I'm sure there must be some way to do it that makes more sense than that, and I could probably find it in the help file, but what I don't know is if it would be the same for a laptop.