Upgrading Dell Optiplex GX260

A quick post about upgrading my brother’s (ancient) Dell machine. A quick rundown of what I done:

  • Backed up all the drivers using DoubleDriver
  • Used nLite to slipstream the drivers and build a cut down version of an Unattended Windows XP installation CD
  • Upgraded the CD-ROM with a DVD-RW drive
  • Also swapped the 40GB hard disk with a spare 80GB
  • Installed windows XP using the Unattended XP install CD
  • Registered the Dell with my FOG server and uploaded an image of the hard drive (for future disaster recovery purposes)



I forgot about taking pictures until after the job was done so this is the only one i took.


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