As the heading suggests,this is a follow up to my earlier post. click here
So far everything has gone well.
Booted from an XP disk,formated and installed Xp using the COA on underside of laptop.Activation successful.Driver installation,bar the audio,completed.Audio licked shortly. Security apps added. Now spending far to much time with widows update.
Once complete,stick some essential tools on,tweak a few settings, job done.