If you're having problems getting online to download whatever the latest version is, surely you can find a copy in some retail store somewhere nearby.
We have a H.P Pavilion XT856, which came with Windows ME. My wife tried tried to up grade to Windows XP home version(which she got from here Grand Father).I believe that she deleted everything on our computer before installing XP. but now when trying to install AOL I get a message of "AOL not responding" when looking for access phone numbers(dial up).I have had a message of connectivity problems and have tried differnt phone outlets,lines etc... . When checking system hardware it show my modem working correctly.Is it the XP upgrde?