erased if I had to reformat so the programs wouldnt show up as being installed.
2. Also, if there is a way, i will need to find out how to install XP. My PC came with HP's very crappy version of Windows. Reinstalling XP with their recovery cd would reformat my entire hard drive, deleting everything. In addition to installing a bunch of crapware on my PC.
Possibly I would be able to borrow a friend's XP cd and use my original product key. There is a XP home product key sticker on the side of my PC. I don't know if it would still work though. If i do borrow a XP cd and have to call windows would i be able to get a new key? The whole windows activation thing really confused me.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance G2G.