How to activate the GD Library (php 5.2 on Win XP)


Help - newbie struggling with config on my desktop. I have copied php_gd2.dll (which I had to copy out of a php 4.3 download as I couldn’t find it anywhere else) into …/php/ext and amended php.ini to use it. This has not made it available to use (I’m trying to install to use in Drupal CMS). I’ve struggled with finding documentation on how to do this - it usually refers to *nix and downloads all seem to require compiling - all a bit beyond my current technical grasp.

Can anyone advise?