Let's get down to it. I've purchased a Dell GX260 for my mother for Christmas. 1.7 ghz Celeron, 256megs ram, 20gig drive, CDRW, WinXP Pro. Off lease on Ebay for $186 shipped! I know it's not top of the line, but this will be more computer than my mom will ever need. When I got it, I booted it up right away to check out the system. I was pleasantly surprised. It has XP pro....period. No system "bloat". However I got it with no installation disks. If anything ever goes wrong...I'm screwed. I've been doing some reading about creating "homemade system restore" disks. I'd like to do that now while the system is clean. I know I can't make an XP install disk. That's ok. I just want a way to restore the system in the event of a Windows "glitch". Is it indeed true that I can create these system restore disks? If so how? What programs do I need? Is it possible that there is freeware available to pull this off?
I'd just like the security of having the restore disks...just in case. Anyone got any ideas? My time is runnig out! I'd like to have this done along with all my mothers current programs installed and configured before Xmas! Please help!
Thanks in advance!