My colleague has a Sony Vaio laptop that she recently purchased from Ebay, unfortunately it is an Italian laptop and comes complete with the Italian version of windows XP. Having been informed by the nice customer service man at Sony that there is no way to get the italian version of xp to show everything in english she has bought an English copy of Windows XP home to install instead.
I followed your instructions on how to reinstall/repair xp however when i get to the screen where i chose which copy of windows to repair/or reinstall i am presented with two partitions, neither of which have Microsoft windows listed on them. I chose to install on the C:\ partition and it tells me taht there is already an operating sytem installed and trying to run two operating systems simultaneously on the same partition could cause problems.
Please could you tell me how to uninstall the italian version of xp and then install the english version.