I didn't know if this is the right place to post this but I thought I'd start here.As part of an insurance claim (because the tower of my pc got damaged),the supplier working for my insurance company took away the old tower (a Dell Dimension XPS 450) for examination. A few days later the company rang me to offer a replacement tower - a Dell 5100 details of which they provided (shown below):
Dell Dimension 5100 PC
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
40Gb Hard Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
Combo (Plays DVD Roms or Re-Writes CD Roms)
128Mb ATI Radeon Graphics
Sound Blaster Live 24 Bit Sound
Windows XP Home Operating System
The Zip Drive will be an external device as Dell no longer offer this.
Although to me this seems like a reasonable offer, not being technically minded I am worried that Windows XP may not be compatible with my existing hardware and software.
(My old pc used Windows 98 SE and many of my files were based on MS Works Suite 99.I also have a HP Officejet 700 series printer, as well as the monitor, keyboard, mouse & speakers (plus subwoofer) etc. which I will need to continue using).
Also I’m not sure if I need to ask the company to uninstall all the old software – printer software, games, etc. (that was loaded on the old hard drive) so that I may continue to use them under their existing licences.
Any advice would be really appreciated.Thank you.