I have been going bonkers looking for some help to do this, then I recalled out that I can call dell to get the restore disk, - I was told NO you can not get the disks, because Windows XP is no longer supported.
I have Windows XP sp 2, I know it needs updated, but I also know the computer is riddled with virus and malware. I would rather make the restore disks from the hidden partition and then reformat the computer.
I would like to make the disks, but have no clue as to how.
I then plan to partition the 150gb hard drive so I have Windows XP on one partition and then the other I want to install Ubuntu, I have no clue about Ubuntu - other then I have heard it is open source and a very good program.
P.S why both OS?
I know XP well, and want to learn Ubuntu, I expect I will go back and forth between them as I learn.