|@Ewen: He has a legitimate copy of XP.|
@Others: I'm not sure it makes sense to buy Acronis in this case. He doesn't want to backup and restore his whole system (that would defeat the point of doing a reinstall). It seems easier/cheaper to just copy the things of importance (documents and such) to a CD/DVD/external drive (depending on the total size).
More important though, is how he is going to do the reinstall, as he currently doesn't have a XP CD.
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