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All of the security ones

Not ideal, but the system is more secure now, and once current, Microsoft generally updates monthly so you could consider settling for getting the updates manually, or look to repair XP
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Thank you for all your help, Keith. How can I repair XP?
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

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What if I don't have the XP cd?
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Was it pre- loaded or the XP CD has been lost
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It was pre loaded, and from what i remember, it might have come with a cd.
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Are you able to check with the supplier if the full version of XP was installed, or a version which depends on a recovery CD

If the full version of XP was installed, you can borrow a same version as was installed XP CD to run the repair, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

You use your product key, not the one from the borrowed CD
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I have a Dell Inspiron. Do they typically contain the full version of XP?
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Best to check with Dell
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