Here is a VBS script that can get your key with no issues. This script was not written by me, but has been posted in several places with no recognition of the author. (To see what you're currently running, press the Windows key and the Pause/Break key on your keyboard simultaneously; laptop users may have to press the Fn key as well.) Go to your Start menu, select All Programs, then Windows Update. Like Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6 reaches the end of its working life April 8.Select Check for Updates and install everything that Microsoft flags as "Important." Under Change Settings, set Windows Update to Install Updates Automatically. But if you're running IE 7 or 8 on XP, those editions of Explorer won't get further updates, either.Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info? )Yesterday, I opened the command prompt and it was fine.Today, I opened the command prompt and it opens *very briefly* and thencloses. We especially recommend the Aviator browser, which builds in several security features, such as requiring the user's permission before media files can play.MORE: Aviator Brings Secure Private Browsing to Windows 3. After April 8, it will be safer to open emails in a non-IE Web browser than to open them in Outlook Express. Microsoft is also ending support for the 11-year-old Office 2003 (its predecessor, Office XP, died in 2004). Every Windows PC should be running antivirus software.
However, Dell did offer the operating system for a short time.
I've tried to open it many ways - from the start menu, from therun command, from the actual program file...
Driver Finder is an advanced driver scanning and updating utility for Windows-based PCs.
If an original source is found, I will update with the author of the script.
This set of instructions is teach you how to easily install Windows XP.