Well, my vista has been acting up. Turning off my wireless card whenever it felt like, bogging down, crashing things. So I got windows 7. Now maybe im ignorant in my old ways, but I prefer full install over the upgrade. Everything just seems to flow better. So I backed up my data on my 1.5TB external drive. And threw in the Win7 Home Premium Disc. Setup fired up, picked time, and keyboard etc. Now I get to the part where it I pick the partitions. I had 2 on there. The main partition, and the little recovery partition. Now, I think this was my "TSN Turning Point", where it all went sideways. The recovery partition on the laptop would be useless to me, so I deleted both partitions, and made one 500GB unpartitioned space. I then made it into a partitioned space. But setup wont allow install. So I went into the CMD prompt, and checked out why. Says its write protected...DOH, must be the recovery part being protected, and not allowing me to do anything.... So where do I go from here? I got a $2000 paperweight on my couch!