10 days ago I bought a brand new HP note book (HP 530 notebook core duo processor) and I'm still unable to install Windows XP SP2 on its hard disk. I know that I bought the cheapest HP notebook with core duo processor, but didn’t expect to not work. When I try to install Windows XP I always get an error that a .sys file is corrupted (each time a different file). I think that both the hard drive and CD drive are good since Linux was previously installed on it. I got a reccomendation to add the HP drivers trying to edit the Windows XP CD installation kit with a free software called Windows setup editor nLite I'm looking for a decent solution without any nLite or other 'windows configuration tool' suitable for a new notebook and a non computer person. If anyone had the same problem, I would be glad to get a simpler solution to make my new notebook to work with Win XP SP2. Also, a CD with drivers was not included in laptop kit.