Hiya, I have an old laptop that just keeps miraculously working. The biggest problem I have with it is that it is running Microsoft ME, which is no longer being updated and also is incompatible with many new products. I actually have a legal copy of XP but I don't want to upgrade at the moment as there are some programs installed on it (that I no longer have the discs for) that I still need and don't want to lose. I was thinking about getting an external hard drive and trying to install the XP on that. I've seen it done before where a hard drive (internal) was partitioned and had two different OS installed on it. When you boot up you could choose which to boot. Has anyone had any experience with doing this? Is possible to do with an external hard drive? (I don't really have a big enough internal hard drive to partition it...) Any advise about this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!