one question though.
The USB stick HP sent me is stamped with both 'HP'. And 'Microsoft'. so hopefully it should be 'good' and perhaps also include any special drivers that HP need to properly run their PC.
Is that a valid thought of mine please?
Having said that, the two reinstalls that I have tried haven't been much cop!
Perhaps the more basic the download, the less problems I will have.
I have just sent off to Maplin for an SSD drive, so I will have time to organise what I want to do.
Thank for your advice.