OK I am probably being incredibly stupid here (no comments required) but it's years since I have done a clean XP Instal, back in the days of IDE HDD.
So I have a PC that I have cleaned up ready for sale and want to do a clean generic XP Home install. Have COA etc BTW.
Now back in the days of IDE HDD, when you ran your bootable instal; CD. you were asked if you want to do a clean install and had the option of formatting the HHD, or you could do a repair etc.
Now with this PC which has a single SATA HDD, the install CD just keeps installing a new version of XP so now I still have the original insatll and two new ones.
So how do I format the HDD first and get a single clean virgin XP Home install?