XP Pro SP 3


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I had installed XP Pro on my Dell Laptop only to find out it was counterfeit by MS when it was scanned by MS. It is now acting weird. I have purchased a new XP PRO SP 3. Can I install this over the counterfeit version or is it better for me to wipe my hard drive clean and then install my new cd? Do you have any suggestions for free programs to wipe your hard drive clean?

Thank you guys!!!

Miss Kitty:wink:
You should clean install with the legit copy. At the partition screen hit the "d" key until you have nothing but unallocated space, hit enter, keep or set the size you want for the partition, hit enter, format in ntfs, enter, and than it should continue installing XP there after its done formatting the partition.