Originally Posted by Maura74
but am scared to do this as I may lose a lot of my programms on the PC.
I will try and download the up to date drives and see what that does, I will be back no doubt as I am sure to mess it up
Whether you choose restoring the system to factory default or installing XP Media Center Edition from scratch, all personal files and settings will be wiped.
Option 1 is the safer bet if you're unexperienced but you will end up with all the bloat and by now hopelessly outdated software that came originally preinstalled with your computer.
Option 2 will give you a clean system which I much prefer prefer. Installing Windows XP is no arcane science, illustrated installation guides are plenty.
Either way, you will have to backup your personal documents, photos music, etc or they will be lost.