Hi guys. Here's whats up: Back in early May my sister calls me up from NY (I'm in Cali) and tells me that her Windows 7 HP laptop would no longer turn on. At all. For the longest time I had always wanted to convert my Windows Loving Sis to the Mac side and the same day in May I offered to buy her a MBP; of which she really needed a computer considering she was about to approach finals at her University. I got her the MBP and when she visited during the summer she brought me her Windows laptop that wouldn't turn on. She loves her MBP btw, and smiled when I asked her which system was better...of which she screamed how she went for so long with a complicated Windows laptop Indeed her Windows laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I did take out the HD from that HP laptop and with a USB cable managed to connect it to my MBP and salvage all her photos, movies, documents, etc of hers and give them all back to her, now nestled safely on her MBP. - With the holidays coming up, my sister living in NY and my leaving to Tokyo next year I thought it to be a neat-o idea if I somehow got this Windows 7 laptop working again and give it to our mom; considering she doesn't have a computer, has been wanting one for a while now and most importantly wants to video Skype with us while we're in different corners of the world. - Truth is, I don't know much about Windows and the whole reboot and reinstall process so figured I'd ask before going under the hood. We def. don't have any of the reinstall discs...if they still exist they are most likely at our Aunt's house between Bunsen Burner and the frayed wires. So now i'm wondering if purchasing a new copy of Windows at Best Buy could suffice. Also, that HD that was in her Windows HP laptop, I completely erased using Disk Utility on Mac (@ the time in hopes of using it as an external 360 HD).