You can reformat and reinstall XP...with any Microsoft XP install CD that is the same version as yours, providing that you have a valid license key to use with that install. The HP key you currently have...should suffice.
^^^ Ok I have a couple of questions.
You said any xp cd that is the same version as mine. So since I'm on XP Home Edition that would mean i need and XP Home Edition cd that's what you meant right?
Also the sticker on the bottom of my computer is of a XP Pro which wasn't what I had I had Home so I recieved a correct valid key to use over the phone which I no longer have. So my second question is can I just buy a new XP home edition and use it's key?
Edited by Oscarespinosa07, 15 July 2009 - 03:12 AM.