I have access to an XP CD with which I have previously made an XP repair and I have been wondering if that option might be worth trying before I actually buy a new copy?
On the subject of XP, if I install a new version will I need to reinstall the rest of my software or will the new version install over the existing one?
Having looked through my OEM software since I last posted there is little that I actually need to keep and what I do need I can probably backup from my internal hard drive to an external one, so that is no longer an issue.
Forgive me if I seem a bit slow but the thing that still concerns me is the presence of the tattoo on the hard drive, is this just something that affects the installation of OEM software or will it affect recognition of the HDD by the new BIOS even with a new OS?
According to the link below not even reformatting will remove it.
Thanks again for you help.