Thank you MIS WARLORD, Fruit Bat/\o/\, beewen-2,Jollyjohn and wee eddie. I hope I got your names right - my eyes aren't as good as they used yo be. Considering the advice you have all offered and, because I could foul it up with my etesight, I have decided to leave well alone. I,
've done enough reformatting my time and I think I'll just give it a miss. Thank you all sincere. Great help.
By using VirtualBox - click here It avoids the need to partition / format your drive. The program installs and then creates a folder on your hard drive. This is where you can then install XP. You can then run XP without having to reboot. I used VirtualBox on a Linux PC with Windows XP, 7 & 10 as virtual installations with very few problems.
Thank you Jollyjohn, I'm still a little cagey about the installation. As I said earlier my eyesight is not good and getting worse, if I had a real problem I could be in the soup. When you said "with very few problems" can you qualify that? I would really like to bo it but am reticent about what problems there may be. Thank you again.