Have an old Dell Inspiron. Recently fitted some extra memory so thought I'd have a go at installing XP Pro. Thing is I don't have a CD-rom drive for it. So I used XP's install/boot floppies & a USB CD-rom - all went perfectly, or so I thought. Basically, XP Pro is installed & it's singing along beautifully, but no IE, Outlook Express, WMP etc... All the necessary directories are their but empty Tried installing IE from the "add/remove optional Windows components" - still nothing MSN Explorer seemed to install fine? Really confused. Everything's as I say, perfect apart from the most important component - Internet Explorer. It's main/only use will be for wireless surfing. Anyone come accross this before? BTW, tried several install discs so it's definitely not that or the CD-rom that are at fault. Your assistance appreciated.