I have an Asus L3500H Laptop (2.5Ghz, 512MB RAM). There is no HDD adaptor (if anyone has one spare that they wish to donate and ship to NZ I'd be stoked) but until then I want to use this laptop as a media centre. Movies, Music n Stuff Via the TV. It's not really portable because there's no battery. The BIOS doesn't support booting from USB. Plan A - Hunt for a DVD that will run windows with basic USB support and contains an MP3 player and VLC media player Plan B - If I can install Windows onto a USB HDD (I've already made a disc that will install to USB HDDs and flashdrives). I'm hoping I can use a floppy (or CD if need be) for the BIOS to boot to (maybe DOS?), and from there boot the USB HDD. Any ideas or pointers? And yes I've got my eyes peeled for an HDD adaptor for the laptop but I want to see if I can pull this one off without waiting for the easy fix to crop up.