I'm about to format one of my laptops that's getting a little slow/too much bullshit on it/etc. (I probably do this once or twice a year). The OS system is on a hidden partition like most laptops these days. There's also a "restore drive to factory default" tool in the Vaio Recovery tools, which makes it nice and easy, no downloading/installing drivers etc. The problem is, I'd like to use this really nice version of XP pro I have that's been pre configured and stripped down of all the bullshit that makes windows slow. I'm wondering if I can format and install windows on the main partition, and boot from that instead of the hidden partition. I don't really want to delete the factory OS partition it was sooo much nicer back in the day when they just gave you a couple fucking CD's w/ Windows, Drivers, etc Any fancy tricks or tips on the best way to do this?