Hi everyone I need some expert advice please.
We have had Vista since the beginning and for various reasons I need to do a re-install but it appears my Dell re-installation disc can not be read. I have had issues for ages with the DVD reader, it will read some but not others. Worked out it can be done with a USB key but now discovered that is only possible with a purchased disc not a OEM one. So back to square one, does anyone have suggestions?
Am thinking about trying Ubuntu but really have no idea how to do it and I need to empty the computer first as we have a virus on it. So how do I do that - I have backed up all file to a hard disc? My main concern is that all the peripherals we have are for Vista, will they still work with Ubuntu? It is also the main computer for my husband who would prefer to roll back to XP rather than learn anything new.
Thanks for any suggestions as I am going potty and no one to ask in English.