Cousin: I want to install Windows Vista (
) on my friends laptop, but the Hard Drive is missing. Can I install it to a CD?
Me: Well uh, no. You need to have a Hard Drive.
Cousin: Oh ok then. Well i'll plug mine in through the USB port.
Me: Does the laptop BIOS support USB booting?
Cousin: Im pretty sure. It is an Intel Centrino so its pretty top.
Me: Nah man, the Centrinos are old now. Tell you what, open the Hard Drive case and plug it into the laptop internally.
Cousin: No. You cant do that. This is what a Hard Drive looks like. This is a Hard Drive. Once you open it, it will break.
Me: Dude, this is the case for the Hard Drive...
Cousin: Are you sure?
Me: Yea. Look. See those screws?
Cousin: Yes. Thats to hold the Hard Drives Computer in place.
Me: Look just give me it (so I open it - bla bla bla and install it)
Cousin: Oh ok. So now will it work?
Me: No. You need to install Windows still. And you better put Windows 7 or better yet, Windows XP.
Cousin: But Vista is the best. I have been using it for nearly 4 months now.
Me: Well obviously you haven't been REALLY using it properly.
Cousin: Well do what you need to do. Here is the disc I downloaded.
Me: Did you get it from a torrent site????
Cousin: Yea. Well sort of. It was a website with a whole bunch of icons to click so I clicked on Windows Vista and the download started. It said boot disc, so thats 100% right im sure.
Me: Well the boot disc could just be the disc to repair your current installation or format.
Cousin: Well the format is Windows Vista so it will work.
Me: Uh huh. Yea this will work
Cousin: It will. It said boot disc on it.
Me: I know that but it could just be to boot into some settings. Not to install the OS.
Cousin: Well where can I get the disc from?
Me: It comes with the laptop. Ask the friend you got it off for it. But I have Windows XP if you want it...
Cousin: No. I need to put Vista on it.
Me: Alright. Well ask him for the disc then and install it. Make sure you also install the correct drivers.
Cousin: What are they for?
Me: To get onto the wireless and make sure everything inside the laptop is 'happy' with each other. lol.
Cousin: Oh ok. I'll do that later today then.
Cousin rang me a few days later
Cousin: I cant get onto the wireless.
Me: Just plug it into manually to the back of the modem for now because I got to go