So the weekend was cool getting the USB hard drive to work and the extra internal storage on the computer. I was messing with it because I was fixing a friends computer. I used a linux live CD (ubuntu) to transfer his whole hard drive over to my USB drive.
I am privileged to work on many folks puters cuz they muck them all up with malware. This is the first one where I was able to just use the restore partition build into most new computers. It was so simple I was amazed. It literally tool 15 minutes. No searching for drivers and installing crap. I did add some antivirus and firefox.