I recently bought a new laptop with Vista. My desktop runs on winxp. I want to hook up my laptop to the modem but it keeps asking for the disk, which there is none. I want to have my laptop upstairs and my desktop is downstairs. This will only be temp until my wireless stuff gets here. I am not very computer sauve so please bear with me. I don't have the ethernet cables either. Sorry about being so DUHHH but this is all new to me. Basically I am unhooking the USB from my desk and hooking it up to the laptop.