I am repairing an old Compaq Presario 5000 for a friend. It has a Celeron CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB HDD, 2 optical drives, Some old graphic card.
What he wants is for me to set it to factory settings, a clean Windows XP Professional install. BUT, he has no installation disk. And by the looks of it, he previously had 98 and ME on there. So, it could be from an update. I tried pressing F9 and F10 on startup, but it seems to do nothing.
Now, his 32GB HDD has 400MB of free space left. I can put in a larger HDD, but the thing is, I have no XP keys. And there is not one on the case. Only a ME key. I could probably haxor it, but I don't want to get in trouble.
There a way to do this? If not, I'm afraid I just have to say that there is nothing I can do about this ancient doorstop. If there's anything I left out, please tell me.