|thanks Stuart. i learn something new everyday LOL.|
just another quick question before i get my hands on XP next weekend : XP Home CD is bootable. ok. for it to boot (to do a clean install), i think i would have to change my bootup sequence in BIOS ????????
*which is easy enough to do*
3. CDROM drive
1. CDROM drive
3. HDD (which will still have ME OS on it)
am leaning towards NTFS file system (full format on install).
thanks again for your comments above