I have read somewhere that it is possible to copy a file from within Windows XP to disk to paste back into XP after a format to save contacting Microsoft and getting the third degree. Could someone please enlighten me because after my re-activation of Office XP woes after I bought a new computer, I am loath to contact them again. I thought I was only required to give them my name, rank and service no.under the Geneva Convention! I forgot to mention, I am fitting a new HDD and Sound Card thus the reason to re-activate. Any help is much appreciated.