I think Microsoft does things that make it increasingly longer to reinstall Windows. The other night I worked for FOUR hours re-doing XP, and I still wasn’t done. I still have to install the updates & put security in place – then it’s time to re-do my Vista laptop, as it’s been doing funky things, and while Microsoft has tried quite a few things, no “fix” has worked. They’re now suggesting I do , “in-place upgrade”, which is basically reinstalling Windows on top of itself. If it works, then it’ll be all good-if not, then I get to spend another evening babysitting Windows. Better than being bored, I suppose. Maybe I should get some sake beforehand next time.