Thanks for the quick reply. I kind of figured that. I am planning to buy a downloadable version for my wife's laptop and my laptop. Each are one device install. I did a chat with MS and found out that the copies I wanted to buy were only $45 each. One out of the box copy is $139 at Office Depot.
I'm currently reformating my newer laptop by copying my Ghost 15 image on to the HD. I tried to use my HP recover discs and start over but that was a waste of time. I created the DVD (7 of them last night) and then tried to use them...RIGHT! I may end up buying the discs from HP so I have the base programs etc, which I really have gotten use to using...I only wish I could download my Pavillion dv7 base software instead of waiting on a bunch of discs and paying a bunch of money to boot. You don't happen to know if they have software like this for download do you?