LOL ok then.....When I was thinking about what you said about the cpu speed being to slow to run xp...I figured I could just buy a new cpu..GUESS NOT........umm conserning the barebones kit.......could I buy a kit and just put in the current hardrive that Im using and be able to boot directly off of that???
nothing basically, maybe a pentium II but dont count on it. Youd be better getting a new PC.
What i did was buy that brebones kit and then use all the existing buts from my dell. Here is an idea of what you can get at the lowe r end (semperon, 512mb) - this is only £130 for a barebones ($250 ish) and should be more suiable for your mum