|Hi guys, I've got an old Dell Dimension 2350 that a friend recently bought used and I'm trying to wipe the drive to reinstall XP. However, I do not have an installation CD and let's just assume that in this case obtaining a blank CD to burn an ISO onto is not an option.|
I already tried installing the Recovery Console using winnt32.exe. It tells me that the version of Windows XP installed is newer than the version on the CD. So I tried to slipstream SP3 in with a copy of the I386 folder to no avail. It tells me that SP3 cannot be integrated into a distribution that already has integrated software updates. After trying, and failing, for 2 days to discover a workaround I'm approaching this from another angle.
I've got a small 8GB internal SATA drive I'm not using at the moment. How can I use it to reinstall Windows? I have a legit copy of the retail XP SP3 CD ISO.
Thanks in advance!