Hiya, my girlfriend's computer is pretty much dying. Windows 98 SE is just so bogged down with crap that's been installed, spyware, etc. I've been getting her to look at either an iBook or iMac, but she doesn't have the money right now, and also if she was gonna get the iMac we'd probably wanna wait 'til they get an update. So, in meantime I was thinking the best thing to do might be to reformat and install Windows from scratch (transferring all her music etc to my PB by Ethernet first). Her computer was built by someone her dad knew, so she doesn't have a Windows CD. I was looking on eBay there, for genuine Windows software (not much of a pirate myself, ooh-arr!), and it seems Windows XP (both editions) don't really increase the price much, compared to 98 again. My only concern with installing XP is her system: 500Mhz Pentium III 128MB RAM 8GB HDD (what worries me most) I guess she wouldn't need a hefty install, just the basics really... no networking, no admin tools, etc... What'd you think would be the best thing to do just now? I think if we can provide this stop-gap measure just now, then the chances of her dad just deciding to buy a budget (£600) Dell system, rather than an iComputer (probably the iMac, so the whole family can use it). Cheers!