confused beginner - please help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by rymondo, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. rymondo

    rymondo MDL Novice

    Jul 8, 2009
    Hello - I am trying very hard to understand things but I am struggling and would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

    I've recently acquired an old desktop pc. it is an e-system 101 i think it is some kind of pcworld/dixons own brand type machine.

    it came without a hard drive so i have bought one for a tenner from e-bay. seems to work ok - i have linux installation running fine.

    the machine has an xp home coa sticker and i would like to install xp home using this coa. i don't really want to pay the £37.50 that pcworld/ the techguys want for the recovery disk.

    am i correct in thinking that i should be able to make my own installation disk for this machine from another xp home oem disk?

    is there somewhere i can download a reliable copy of the files i need?

    could someone give me a simple summary of what i need to do?

    any and all help is much appreciated

  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

    Aug 13, 2008
    #2 911medic, Jul 8, 2009
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