1. Recovery disks will contain all the "stuff" you're trying to remove.
2. Installing W7 will require formatting the computer and all data will be lost. XP is not upgradeable to W7.
Are you sure the PC will run W7? If so, you start from scratch. Save any and all documents, pictures, videos, favorites, emails, etc. to some external device. Insert the W7 DVD (yes, DVD, it's a huge install), boot from it and format the drive and install.
If your hard drive is SATA you will need to get the SATA drivers from somewhere and install them.
I would like to format my computer as it is bogged down with all kinds of programs and is running slow. My computer came with Windows XP loaded on to it so I don't have the disc. However, I did make a REcovery disc 1 and 2 for the computer. How do I go about this process? And I would like to load Windows 2007 on as my new operating system not use Windows XP. My computer is an HP Intel(R) Pentium (R) Dual CPU E2140 & 1.60 GHZ
Thanks for your help