I did read the above sticky concerning Vista but I couldn't find what I was looking for, so... I have been researching heavily for a college laptop for my daughter and I came across a Thinkpad Z61m at a great deal (Thinkpads are so much stronger build wise) but it runs Vista Business. Now this laptop is for library research, homework, papers, internet surfing/research, emailing, and MS Office work. No gaming really because she isn't into gaming. The thing is I have been told that Vista Business does not have the codecs for media work like video editing, pictures, and WMP unlike the Home Premium that comes with a Media Center. My questions are (and please excuse my ignorance): 1. Can I download/install software that will allow the addition of media works to Vista Business and if so what do you recommend? 2. Will Vista Business be fine for what I want this laptop to do? 3. What advantages does Home Premium have, if any, over Business? 4. Will Office 2003 be compatible? 5. Any other concerns I should be aware of? Thanks.