Firstly, I feel that I should introduce myself before I ask you all lots of really dificult questions. My name's Neil, I'm from Wiltshire in England and would like very much to improve my limited knowledge of computers.
I've been going round in circles it seems, trying to find the right information. So I decided to try asking your discussion group.
I am using a second hand computer that has windows xp pro.
There are the remains of network evident on the computer. So there are lots of unnesessary folders and files(belonging to the previouse owner), that can not be easily deleted.
I have a restore cd/rom, from another make of computer(e-machine model 190/390), that uses windows xp home edition. but I'm not sure if it would work with my computer.
Basically I want to clear up everything so it's like a new computer, and I don't know where to start. Can anyone advise me what I should do?