Last week, thanks to a lot of members help, I formatted my HD and went to clean install Win 98. I used a Win 98 2nd edition boot up disk and tried to install Win 98. The computer would not let me install an older version of Win 98. Is this because I used the 2nd Edition boot up disk? If I used the 1st edition would my clean install have worked? Anyways, I ended up using the refresh disk that came with my computer... the disk is loaded with programs and crap that I don't want. I simply want a clean drive with the OS only. Im tempted to just go get XP but I heard of compatibility issues with my hardware which HP is not supporting.