This is a reply to everyone who has responded to my quandary. You guys are great! Thank you so much for all your great help. I will work on getting you the information for the USB drive I have purchased. Also I am going to try once again to boot from it and see if it’ll work. It’s wonderful to know that I have a 64-bit computer and that I can do more with it than I thought. I am retired and on a limited income, and can’t afford a new PC right now. However I was given these PCs and a laptop as they were going to be thrown away and I couldn’t stand that. Even if I wasn’t poor I still wouldn’t want to see computers being thrown in the trash. Anyway you’ve given me much encouragement and help me tremendously. I’m going to give these things to try and I’ll get back to you as I see what happens. Thanks again for all your wonderful help.