I think he means that he doesn't want all the Compaq bloat that comes with a Compaq computer.
You can probably get all the files that you need off of your computer right now, and burn them to cd. This might help:
<A HREF="http://www.easydesksoftware.com/recovery.htm#XP" target="_new">Creating a Windows Installation CD from your Recovery Disk</A>
You will probably have to download all your drivers seperately. I don't know for sure, because I've never tried. :wink:
Your arrogance is boring!