When you format the drive as part of your new installation of Windows the previous version will be wiped out.
Choose complete format - not "quick format".
The warning not to install SP2 will not apply in the case of a full installation of Windows XP because there will be nothing left of the original installation of the pirated copy (including malware) left on the hard drive.
Just put the New Windows XP full installation cd (not an upgrade cd) in the cd drive and boot the computer (boot with the cd in the drive)
Make sure you have the 25 digit Windows key number that came with the cd because you will have to enter it to go on with the installation.
New Installation of Windows XP
Install: New Installationhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...installnew.mspx
Edited by Enthusiast, 12 August 2006 - 08:46 AM.