Newbie needs help with reformatting
I would like to reformat my computer, but I have a few problems. I have an Acer Aspire, and it came with Vista, which I cannot stand. So I got rid of Vista and I now have a copy of XP that my brother's friend put on my computer for me. I don't have any CDs for XP, and my computer didn't come with discs for Vista. Is there any way I can reformat? My friend said I could make an XP disc with a torrent or something, but I'm not really sure what all I need and I want someone's help so I don't screw up my computer. I was also told that my computer might have a hidden partition that would have system recovery stuff on it, but how can I find it, where would it be? I'm just really confused and I have too much crap on my computer and it's starting to run slow so I'd like to just start over, I guess. Any help would be awesome!