Got to Dell support and see if they have any instructions for you at their website for your particular machine. I was advised for my Dell 4600 to update the bios before installing SP2. Your instructions may be different.
SP2 should install nicely unless your machine has other issues.
I am not the most Tech savy user out there and I have a disk I ordered way back when from Windows to install the SP2 Service Pack when all the whoopla about it was going on.
First off I am not having any real difficulties or problems so to speek with everything as it is.
Secondly I do not focus too well on tasks do to heavy medication for my back pain so without a itemized checklist I am screwed anyway.
Third Being disabled I am totally broke so paying sombody is out of the question.
I hope to upgrade my system soon to get away from the proprietary limitations of a DELL system. (a RDRAM upgrade is more than a new system)So maybe I shoud just upgrade my OS to Windows with SP2 already combined with the program. Don't I have to do something like that when I build a computer??
Any Help, Advice Etc., would be great. I really have no beef with Windows other than all the crap I read from others. I don't know if the LINUX solution would work for me. I am intrested in Digital Photography so Apple is in the back of my mind (why I don't know just Apple seems to come up when people talk Photography). And the Dell is working for me except it seems it is getting slow or I am less ******** than I thought. Any Suggestions?? Dell Dimension 8200 Windows XP Home 256 RAM 40GB Nothing special.