Having used method one of your excellent tutorial to create a new partition in which I have successfully installed (he says hopefully!) Windows 7, I would now like to deal with the partition containing the original XP installation. Because I would like to retain a second partition in which to keep documents, can I simply format the XP partition to get rid of everything in it or would that create problems. Please forgive what is probably a very basic question but, although I've used computers for many years (too many maybe!), this is the first time I've dealt with partitions.