Rene, I also have to replace a laptop. It was attached to the network when we got hit by lightning. I hate that Vista is the only choice that laptop manufacturers are giving us these days. So I'm planning to check to be sure that XP-compatible drivers are available for the prospective laptop's hardware. Then I'm going to reformat the disk, install Windows XP Professional, and install the proper drivers instead. It'll eliminate the junk trialware, too.