Reinstall XP in January 2018 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an 11-year-old Dell desktop (XPS 410) and a lot of purchased software for it.  The HD has picked up so much chaff in a decade I want to reinstall XP Professional and a couple of the programs. I have the original Dell disc with XP on it and have a downloaded version of Service Pack #3.  If I wipe the boot drive clean and use the Dell disc to reinstall XP should I be  good to go?  I'm not planning to use the browser.  Do I have to uninstall XP first with the computer connected to the Internet and, if I need to authenticate XP with a reinstall will I still be able to do that?  I have the key for it.

    And anything else I need to know?

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:53 AM