Ok Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Here is the situation. I was given an HP Compaq notebook 6820s by a non-mechanically inclined friend When the HD died. He didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make recovery discs and none are available. It has Vista Business OEM from HP. I can replace the HD no sweat and I have some XP OS install discs, but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to do this. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pretty good with XP and re-installs of HDÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and OS on desktops, but not notebooks. Options? Friend bought new notebook with Vista Home. Can I make recovery discs from that and use to install a new OS on the old 6820s? (after a new HD install)Get the upgrade or new Windows 7 and install that? HP has driver support for Vista and the 6820s on the site but not 7.