No worries. I am reinstalling the previous windows home from the laptop tomorrow morning, since it behaves exactly the same as this one. Then I am going to track down a windows home from a desktop and sort this once and for all.
I would suggest purchasing a XP Home Edition with a registration key.
Hardly. I already bought it, and now don't have it - lets be honest - because of you guys. Since I don't envision geekstogo buying me a new one, a new windows isn't going to happen.
Anyway, I'll be back on the laptop home edition tomorrow, which has the precise same issues. Once I know how to set up the OS, then I can find another home edition in my own time, if I need it.
Np though, I'll hang on while you get clarification about things. Maybe I can get my hands on an original disk while you are at it. Thanks.