Thanks, all, for the help. The one from Gregrocker was a hoot, as I got lost 6-8 lines into the instructions. I got a free set of reinstall discs from Dell, even tho the warranty had expired awhile back. I found an old external DVD enclosure in ,my pile of crap that I have collected over the years. Took DVD drive out of an old computer and the rest was simple. I tried the USB route by copying the DVDs to a drive, but the Duo would not boot. Any how. all s well, as soon as the 130-some windows updates get done.