Okay, these are, as noted, really basic install questions: (1) I need to re-install the OS on a machine I haven't used for a while (because, yes, I really did forget the clever password ). If I don't do an "erase and install", will my 3rd party app's still be there when I'm done . . . or do I really have to take the time to transfer them elsewhere first? (And, yes, in case you're wondering - when it gets to the point that I've forgotten the password, it's a pretty safe bet that I've also forgotten where the software discs are . . . .) (2) If I close the laptop while it's running the installation program, will it actually stop and go to sleep (which is, by the way, what I want to do) - or will it continue running the program until it's done? Thanks . . .