I have an old laptop that is seriously bogged down (techinical term:) by all the processes that are running on it. Since trying to identify which processes are required for the system and which aren't is such a pain, it has been recommended to me that I wipe the system and reinstall Windows XP with the system restore disk. However, I remembered that my restore disk was lost a few years ago, so I was wondering can I use the restore disk from another XP computer, or does the disk have to be for that particular brand/model of computer? Or would you recommend another solution to the issue? The laptop still works, but takes 2-3 minutes to boot and I consistently have if freeze up or I receive the message that windows is running low on virtual memory. I was hoping that wiping it would free up enough RAM and CPU usage to make it run like new again. Thanks for the input.