WinXP on WinME Hardware

I have an old laptop that was designed for Windows 2000 / ME.  I hear and have read about a stripped down version of XP and another version that can run off a USB stck or CD.  What I want to do is use the above mentioned laptop for storage and if possible, connect it to my network.

Is it actually possible to run a stripped down version on the laptop? and if it is then where can I get a legal copy?
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Mark VolzAsked:
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DonConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
You could purchase a legal XP installation and then use NLITE to strip it down and install
 
http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html 
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skywalker39Commented:
As far as I know I don't think you can buy a strip down version of XP and be legal. The way that I know is to buy a legal XP then use nLite to strip it down.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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It does help to read others comments :-)
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skywalker39Commented:
I noticed that when I hit the submit button that you had something similar. Sorry for the confusion dstewartjr.
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skywalker39Commented:
What I'm trying to say is I didn't see your comment dstewartjr untill after I clicked the submit button. Sorry again.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
No problem
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Mark VolzAuthor Commented:
I thought there was something out there for sale that I didn't see... guess not.  Thanks.
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