Originally Posted by Bushwack
One more question: If I was to buy a thrid party 5400 hard drive, I would need a full copy of Win XP Pro, correct? Using the recovery disk that would come with the HP or Compaq wouldn't do.
If you do buy a new, faster hard drive, try to get it the same size as came with the notebook. Some recovery disks just write the image to the disk, ignoring the "extra" space you had. Example I ran across, Notebook...