I would like to partition my hard disc into two, reinstall XP home OEM onto one and then a flavor of Linux on the other. I have a Sony Vaio laptop with OEM XP home. I have no XP installation discs or an early restore point to go back to. A fresh install will hopefully kick some of my clunkiness into touch and give my hard drive a much needed clean. How do I go about a reinstall and is it a good idea considering vendor hardware/drivers etc.