I have a bit of a problem here.
My dad's old computer went kaput and rather than replace the hard drive, he bought a brand new industrial strength computer. Given as how he doesn't need that, I looked at the bad computer and found that the specs were better than anything I could afford. All I needed to do was replace the hard drive, and boom. Brand new computer better than anything I'd ever had.
So I buy a new HD and try to install windows XP on it. Herein lies my problem. I could format the new HD ok, but setup will not continue because I get an error saying that the CD itself is flawed, and setup can't continue. So I have a half formatted HD.
If the problem is really the disk itself, then I could buy another, but I have a CD of windows vista here too. Since I can't put XP onto the computer, can I put something like Vista business or 7 onto an already half formatted HD?