Re: how to reinstall os?
If your just looking to make a back up for your laptop you should try using Norton Ghost or Acronis image to ghost you hdd onto a partition or burn it on a disc, once you have fully backed up your existing drive you can start removing unwanted crap from your computer as far down to just your OS if you so wanted, then back it up again and you would now have basic xp disc.
restore your current drive back from your 1st back up and your as you where.
You will now have one back up of your current OS and one back up of just xp OS
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