Before you remove anything, make your recovery disks.
Borrow a Vista installation DVD from anyone and perform a clean installation
using the OEM PID from the label on your computer. You will have to activate
by phone and tell them you are re-installing your OEM product. If asked
anything else, (e.g. Is this the only machine this product is installed on?
What model is the machine?) just tell the truth. I've never had a problem
with this method.
While MS will not typically support OEM issues, they do support activation
of all their products.
If you encounter any problems, you would simply recover your OS.
Or, just google "clean install OEM vista."
"Joe" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I purchased on HP Slimline computer with Premium on it and all the
> bloatware. I want a clean install.
> This is my first experience not building one myself with an OEM copy of
> Windows. I called HP and they only offer recovery disks, no OEM DVD. And
> this web site does not like my product key since its OEM.
> Is there an easy way build a clean load?