Hi Bob,If this is a Dell (and bought in the US) they will send
you one free disc for the original OS.
And most likely, SP3 included.
You and Bear were right on the money!
They sent me WinXP Professional with SP3 for free!
Here's a picture of what arrived yesterday:
It turns out that it's trivially EASY to get a new CDROM of
Windows XP professional, from just a single telephone call!
Note: I asked for Windows XP Home though, but they sent Pro.
Do you think that will matter?