My HP laptop is no more. It has joined the choir eternal, gone to meet its maker, it is an ex-laptop. Le sigh. It was a good one until the last month or so. :( However, I now own a nice new Toshiba laptop- 6G memory, 750G hard drive! That's three times the memory as my old one, and it cost less, too! The screen is only 14 inches, but that's fine with me. Happy birthday and Merry Christmas for 2012, early.