Truer words were never spoken. I don't like to use Microsoft for other devices either.
The problem is that it is a work machine...we have some different drives on our systems and they don't want us messing with the machines any more than we have to.\
I didn't want them to reload my system...because I will need to reinstall all my additional stuff ( compilers, etc ), so if I could fix it real fast, all was good. They are coming by to reload it today