|Hard drive failed & have installed new hard drive. Old OS was XP Media Center 2005. Will be purchasing OS from New Egg as that is about the only place I can find the OS software. We are old fashioned & still use dial up as our means of connecting to the internet. |
We also had to purchase a new modem. Part of the modem install instructions state that you must physically remove the modem prior to installing a new OS otherwise you will "fry" the modem.
During install I know you have to connect to the internet to complete install. Are we going to be able to complete the installation of the OS while we shut down the computer midway installation to reinstall the modem so that we can connect to the internet to complete install? Any advice is much appreciated! We've been dealing with issues (including a Home PC "professional" who really messed things up. No - we don't want to go out & buy a new computer because we are perfectly happy with what we have -- but we do need the new OS install to go smoothly & work properly! Thank you so very much in advance! Cris