I thinking of reinstalling XP on my Laptop. Its full of junk and i have had a few malwares and spywares i just feel like starting fresh. Just wondering whats the best way to go about this. My laptop has a partition on the Hard drive, about 2GB reserved for XP and the other factory programs i guess. I have made a "recovery CD" of it using a program within XP. My question is, is it ok to reinstall from the partition? or is it better just to wipe everything and use the CD? Also i dont have the manuals and stuff that came with my PC (well i do but i cant get to them... im overseas) will i require a code or some registration key when i reinstall XP.
thanks for any help.