ok so my mate installed vista on his system and patched it and said his windows update work so it looks like his copy is legit ok so no i want to use his method.... My pc is a phillips freeline, 3.00ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radion 9250 128mb graphics card, intel pentium 4 processor 530 with CPU by phoniex, 160gb HDD 7200 RPM and 16x DVDRW Multi (double layer) ok now out of my 160gb hdd i currently have only 28gb free becuase all my other stuff is absolutly Vital that it stays on this computer becuase it has soo much important info! So my question is, can i install this baby without a bad expeirience? also i dont want to loos emy info and i dont want to backup like most ppl say. Also i have some programs that might now work with vista.... would do u recommend? partion hdd? or upgrade? also if i should partion hdd how do i go about doing this and can i get rid of the partion without loosing info if im not happy? ok thanks!