I am thinking of reformatting and reinstalling my windows xp OS on my fairly new dell inspiron E1505. I have several problems. One. I've never done it before. Two. I know nothing about creating partitions which is something that you need to do when also installing the MediaDirect software. Three. I don't really want to run the microsoft updates afterwards which seem to be a necessity. The reason I don't is I don't really want microsoft to have open access to my computer whenever they want. That I have a real problem with. I do have the full coverage on my computer and could just call, but they are all foreign and I CANNOT understand thier accent! I could also send it in but then THEY would run the windows updates installing the patches 892130 and 905474 installing Windows genuine advantage and giving them access to my computer which as I said I would like to avoid at all costs. The reasons I would like to reformat is I have had an error screen of something along the lines of "driver_not_equal_or_less_than" which I cannot find support for. Also I'd like to remove all of the crap that came with this computer that I do not use or need. Sooo, if this made any sense to anyone and you could help me I'd GREATLY appreciate it! Thanks so much!