I just received a new computer from my sister for Xmas because my current mongrel computer is not Y2K compliant. The new computer, purchased off an auction site is an old, but unused Compaq and has no operating system. It is 75 mhz, Pentium I, 32 megs ram, 2 gig hard drive but no cd-rom. I have a cd-rom drive to install but I don't even no where to start. HOW DO I INSTALL AN OPERATING SYSTEM LIKE WIN 98 IF I DON'T HAVE A CDROM DRIVE, so that I can then install a cd-rom drive and transfer everything from my old computer (which also doesn't have a cd-rom drive). Is there anything else I need to install before or after I solve the operating system problem? I have all the software I could need but they are all on cd-rom. Is there anyway I can install an operating system from my sister's laptop (with cdrom drive) to my new Compaq?
Please keep your answers simple. I'm a newbie.