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WindowsXP Pro won't install

I am trying to reinstall WinXP because of very full hard drive. Do I need to reformat first? The new install cd that I have says it is damaged or not genuine..........

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Ok .. the very full hard drive does not necessarily require you to completley re-install just delete some files.. and you should be ok.. or remove some programs.. that take alot of disk space.. that should help you alot.. and a clean installation is often more trouble then it is worth...

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Yes you need first to reformat the drive so everything will be fine on your new operating system installation on that computer....

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