I got this PC a little while back. It's a presario SR2170NX. It came with windows vista. I didn't like vista so I let a friend of mine format and put my windows xp on the machine. I wanted to update my bios for my motherboard today so I went to the website and downloaded the file. The only problem is that it says it's for windows vista. Can I install the bios upgrade anyways? or will it give problems? Is there anyway I can get a windows XP version of the file? Motherboard manufacturer's name: ECS RC415ST-HM HP/Compaq name: Alhena5-GL6 If not, that sucks. I went to go to the recovery partition and it wasn't there. He deleted the partition with the recovery files on it. What can I do? Anyway I can get the cd somewhere? This computer never came with a product key to reinstall vista anyways. I was going to install vista premium that came with the laptop I just got but the version on this computer was basic anyways so the product key would not work. Argh. Anyone have any suggestions on what the hell I should do?