I am referring to this loader. I've never had luck with software loaders in the past. How good is this Windows 7 loader? I have figured out how to load Windows 7 onto a flash drive to install it, and I know there is driver software available for Windows 7. What I am worried about is if I fail at installing Windows 7 my netbook will be junk. There is no optical drive of course, and I am not sure if Windows XP can be installed via flash drive. Also, I am not sure how to go about activating XP on an OEM system like this. With Vista or Windows 7 it's usually easy with OEMs because all you need is to check for SLIC 2.0 or 2.1 with Everest, load a certificate, and load a SLP Key. I have no idea what to do when it comes to Windows XP. Still I would rather have Windows 7 installed, because then I know I can always reinstall via the flash drive if something goes wrong. HP doesn't even have a separate partition for recovery, they expect you to buy an external DVD burner and make a system image of your hard drive using software which comes with the system. Also I plan to load Windows 7 Home Premium on the laptop. I assume any loader will work. Thanks.