Hi everyone - Bit of a problem - I had a works laptop which i have just had upgraded. Due to the sensitive nature of work the operating system is pretty much restricted. Can't load any software, access internet etc. Got round this with my old laptop by getting a new HD and installing a fresh copy of xp - However the new laptop have got the bios locked down so i can't change the boot order to allow me to rebuild the software - I tried to boot up using the disk straight from the older laptop but i just got a bsod. So - I can't get hold of the Password for the Bios to change the boot order so what can i do? I use of another laptop which i can boot up from the CD would it be possible to build the software up on that machine and then swap the disk to my newer works laptop or would i just get bsod again. The other thing i have thought about is taking my HD round to the local PC shop and getting them to reformat it and copy my xp pro disc onto the hard drive - Would that work?? Any other thoughts or ideas would be greatly received By the way the laptop is a Dell D610.