How to install Client for Microsoft Networks ?

  VicSat 05:25 22 Nov 2004

I bought a second hand Dell Optiplex GX110, Intel 3 862 Mhz processor, 256 MB RAM, 20 GB hard drive, with WinXP professional installed (but no disc provided) It had a broadband Internet connection that is now shown as unplugged. The modem is installed, and I have set up my ISP Internet connection.
When I open Network Connections, under dial-up I see Disconnected. Going to the change settings for this connection, I find under the ISP that the Client for Microsoft Networks is not installed.
Can I install it without the XP disc?

  Jeffers22 08:09 22 Nov 2004

I suspect not. Whenever I've installed or uninstalled networking components, the CD has been required, so unless there is either a hidden partition with a virtual Windows CD or the install files have been copied to the disk you may be in trouble. It may be available for download from Microsoft - but I do not know - you would have to go searching.

  ACOLYTE 10:26 22 Nov 2004

This is all i could find on the microsoft site and i dont know if any of it is what you wont
click here
Have you another OS cd you may be able to install from that.

  VicSat 18:33 22 Nov 2004

I thought so too Jeffers22 Searched Microsoft as suggested ACOLYTE. No luck. Have another XP cd but the OS on PC is more recent, and I'm asked for a second cd.
So I either format and install older XP, or bite the bullet and install Linux.

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