The Restore CDs from RestoreDisks.com arrived today.
The 56K Dial Up Modem that I ordered from the Walmart website is still 10 days away from arriving.
Nevertheless, a possible plan to get the computer up and running this weekend is to take the Modem out of my old Gateway computer and slap it into my Dell computer.
The Modem in my Gateway computer is an: SF-1156IV/R9A
(1) I notice that that Modem has an extra Plug that IS used in my Gateway computer.
The indication on the Plug says: Line Out ... and Mic In
From what I can see on my Dell computer, that Plug is NOT something that's gonna be used.
There is no connector on my Dell computer where that cable would go.
CAN I use this Modem and just leave that Plug with nothing connected to it?
From what I vaguely read, that is probably related to that Modem being a "VOICE" Modem and being able to handle Phone Answering functions or something.
(2) What are the odds that the Windows XP Professional that I'm gonna be installing in that Dell computer is going to be able to handle that Modem as is without needing an additional Driver installed?
(3) If I do need an additional Driver installed to handle that Modem ...
What is a legit, reliable website from which I can download the Driver?
I somewhat saw some places, but I have no idea whether they are legit, SAFE sources for Drivers or Virus Pits.