Laptop help with installing new OS
My dad got this free Dell Inspiron 8500 from work and it currently has Kubuntu on it. He knows nothing about computers and he gave it to me and said make this work so I can use it for the internet.
I was going to just install Windows XP SP3, but I cannot find my disc that happened to be a Windows XP SP 1 disc.
I have never installed a new OS without it being on a disc and I may just find a download for it. I have the Product Key for Windows XP sitting in front of me as well. I just have no idea how to burn the OS to a disc and make it so when I boot from disc it runs.
I am hoping to get this done in the next few hours so he can take it to work with him in the morning.
Any and all help is appreciated.
If you need any other information about the situation let me know.
Current Rig-I call him Q Core for short
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz 2.34 GHz|6.0GB RAM|NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB|1.5TB @ 7200 RPM|Sound Blaster X-Fi-Xtreme Audio|Vista Home Premium
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