Do I need Full Windows Version to boot?
I want to reformat my Hard Drive to get rid of any excess garbage on it but that hard drive currently has my operating system installed on it. I have Windows on my computer now but i lost the boot disc I once had, so I want to get another copy before I reformat. I can get a copy of XP Professional Upgrade Edition for very cheap but i'm not sure if I'll be able to use it to boot up my computer if I reformat my Hard Drive. Will I be able to boot from XP Upgrade Edition if I choose to reformat or will I have to get a copy of the Full Version? Thanks!
My rig (getting old):
Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers
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