I recently purchased a HP laptop (although I don't like them). Till now I have already used desktops and always built them and installed windows myself. The Notebook already has windows XP installed with all other crap software.
I was thinking of installing Windows from scratch and also partioning the hard disk to create back up image of the system.
My question is whether I should do it? The notebook came with OS recovery CD and drivers CD. Will I miss any proprietary stuff from HP if I install XP of my own (like their wireless wizards etc)
Has anyone of you installed Windows from scartch on your laptop? Please share your experience.