I bought some Dell optiplex gx270 from a local bank. They were delivered without any hard disk, so I used completely empty ones. The Windows XP Pro license is transferred to me (by contract) and the key is on a sticker on each of the PCs.
Now I want to install Windows XP.
I got a Windows XP Pro setup CD from a previous PC but this CD does not boot (yes I changed the BIOS boot priority).
What I tried so far: installing puppy Linux and Ubuntu and try to play the XP CD from there. Result: does not work. ->archive not recognised
What I want to try but first ask here:
Use bart' pe to more info here get a slim Windows OS to run the install CD.
If the above does not work I would try to recreate a bootable CD out of the existing CD using another PC. No clue yet how or if this can be achieved.
What would you advise me to do?
I am completely inexperienced in this field.