|It doesn't need Word to run Belarc and print/save its results.|
I don't understand why you can't run msinfo32 though to the same end?
It's the same routine for XP, win-7 as well as Vista...
You say it has Google...; do you mean Chrome browser of another similar browser?
Can it connect to the internet?
If the OS is XP..(the specs above say XP) then XP comes with an earlier version of Internet Explorer; and ought to be upgraded to IE 7 (or possibly 8) - which is as high as it can go I think with XP?
But if you can connect to the internet as is do so and run Belarc at least...