How do I install Windows XP on a Ubuntu computer? Answered
Hi. My last questions regarding my old computer were taken down by me because they had been solved. Basically, my situation is that my old computer running Windows XP was loaded with junk. It then got the login loop where you try to login, then it flashes the background and takes you back to the login screen. After replacing the hard drive with an old Western Digital that I found didn't work, I put the old one back in and installed Ubuntu, effectively wiping the entire hard drive of everything else. Now my system runs Ubuntu. I decided I wanted XP back so I burned a disc image (ISO) from Microsoft's website (I don't have recovery discs) onto a CD. If I want to reinstall XP, what do I do from here? The Windows XP welcome window doesn't pop up. Instead, the computer makes an icon of it named GRTMUPD-EN. What do I do from here?
EDIT 6/24/13: I am in a much better position on computers right now, thank you everyone who tried to answer my asinine questions about a broken computer. I now run an HP p6140f (but with a better gpu) dual-booting Windows 7 and Mac OS X (both obtained legitimately) and I actually own a legit copy of XP, too. As for my old Dell, I don't have it anymore. Although I feel kind of embarrassed to have asked these questions when they should be blatantly obvious to anyone more than an average user, I will still leave this up to serve as a point of information to others (as Burf said). Thanks.