I bought a used IBM desktop with, supposedly, Win XP Pro, W/O a start up disk.
We hooked all the goodies up, booted it and got..... "no operating system"
We live way out in the boonies so going back to the computer store is a major trek, so we are hoping to find some answers from you wonderful folks.
My wife, in her enthusiasm, tried to install one from the net but as I'm sure ya'll know, some one wants money for this.
Sooooo, she found Windows 98, and burned it to a disk, stuck it in and promptly came to the end of her abilities.
We now have Windows 98 that we want gone but since she never got past the very initial stage of installing it, it isn't really there.
Now all we want is to get the XP working. I'm not even sure it's even really in there but since I am not a geek in any way shape or form, I am desperately seeking help.
Ifin any of ya'll got any ideers, we'd be most grateful.