Ok, here goes.
I bought a used Compaq Armada e500 laptop about 9 months ago. I know I screwed up now but I could not afford a new laptop and still can't. I am now finding out that this system is so old nothing supports it anymore. Some programs stop running and can't be reloaded like my Microsoft word program. I have two different word programs but they won't load. I want to upgrade from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Pro. I have a Windows XP Pro, with service pack 1a included, reinstall disk that came with my daughters Dell laptop computer. Will this disk work on my computer?
If so, how do I use it? If not, is there a web site that I can down load Windows XP for free or at the lowest price possible. I know this is asking a lot but it doesn't hurt to ask. I have always been told, if you don't ask you will never know. So I am asking for help with this.