I just bought a laptop that had XP Home preinstalled with a bunch of other crap programs. When I try to uninstall these "crap programs," I constantly get error messages. Unfortunately, as is the norm nowadays, I did not get an XP Home CD, but rather a "all-in-one recovery CD" that will also reinstall all the crap programs if I used it.
My question is...Can I use a normal legit XP Home CD to reinstall, and then use the product key that came with my computer? Would I still be able to update Windows, etc.? I just want to get a normal XP installation without all this other software in there.
thanks for any advice,