Hi, have just forum so this is my first post. I'm a long time Mac user and part time Linux user. Windows I have only dabbled in on other peoples computers (mostly) so I'm a bit green and would really appreciate some guidance. 1) I have a HP computer here with a blank HD, originally it retailed with Win 7 installed - but I don't have any install discs for that OS. Can I just go ahead and install Win 8.1? 2) I want to have a partitioned HD running a variant of Linux on the other partition. What is the best path - install Linux, partition then install Windows 8.1 OR install Windows 8.1, partition then install Linux? OR ... ? 3) I want Media Centre, is there a 32bit download which includes this? Can anyone point me to the right links for this? I only have 2GB RAM at the moment (hence the 32bit). Thanks for any and all help.