I have an old Dell tower that is 13 years old. It has XP Home on it. I have never worked with anything but Windows systems. So I'm basically a total greenie A CD is just under 700 MB. I used the InfraRecorder and got the download on the disc, ran it and it was nothing but an error on every file. I tried a DVD made on a Windows 7 machine. Nothing.It won't recognize the DVD as a boot medium
I'm ready to trash it all, but no one wants to make a new computer for you without an OS. I refuse to sucumb to Win8. I've read enough to know that it's a modified version of the Vista junk from years back.
Is there a way to buy an installation CD from anywhere? Can I wipe my hard drive clean and start over? I have all of my programs saved to a 8 GB stick. It's either this or I erase everything on the computer but the OS and use it only for Internet access. 90% of what I do is Internet only.