Ok, its now my turn to be called a noob and a dumbass, because I have a stupid problem I cant google. I just got a laptop, dell 5100 from the parents. its an old 2.4ghz unit that needs a reinstall of windows. I reinstalled XP pro, everything went smoothly. Then when I restarted the dell, I was given two choices for OS boot. I could boot to xp pro, or the original xp home....that doesn't exist. I used the whole partition when installing Pro, so how is this still an option? Is there something special I need to do to completely remove xp home? its reading the full 30 gig drive, no part is partitioned away or anything. Im at a loss. The only thing I can think of is that since its a dell, it will always have the OS choice that came preinstalled on the system. Ideas? Insights?