I work at Wal-Mart, (yes, Wal-Mart, <g>) and am using the machine of which you speak.
I got an even better deal on this one because a customer had returned it borked after attempting to install W98 over the XP OS! I simply ran the restore option and she's humming along good as new.
It doesn't come with much in the way of software but I've got a USB Zip drive to transfer my stuff. As soon as you get it configured the way you want create a restore point so you won't
have to start from square one if it, um ... dives on you.
I really didn't want XP but the kids ran my other machine with the fan off and welded the IDE cable to the system board! At this price at least I can use this one to see about fixing that one.
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