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HOW TO INSTAL WINDOWS XP

This is a clean install of windows and should be trouble free of errors and problems as long as your system fits the minimum specs as laid down by Microsoft.

  1. Your Windows XP Home CD

  2. Windows XP COA, or serial number.

  3. Your computer Plugged into Mains Power

  4. A Computer, with the usual accessories (Mouse, monitor, keyboard etc)

  5. CD-ROM/DVD Drive.

To start this Windows install. First check that the first boot device in your system BIOS is set to the  CD-ROM Drive.

( To find out how to access the BIOS please refer to your motherboard manual or the manufacturer of your Computer. (The system bios can usually be entered on boot, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F8, F10 or DEL key. Make sure you save the settings before exiting))

If you are unsure or don't want to enter the BIOS then just test the computer by putting the CD-ROM in the drive and reboot your computer. This is the recommended way to install windows.


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Once in the BIOS search for "BOOT" or "BOOT PRIORITY", our example shows it along the top, but some BIOS this maybe located in Advanced or another section. Mouse is disabled, use arrow keys to manoeuvre around BIOS. 

Once highlighted press "ENTER" to enter section. Now select "BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY". As noted before your "BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY" my be located in a different place, don't worry, have a look about for it.

Once in "BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY" section, you will see 1st boot device is set as "FLOPPY DRIVE" use arrows keys to select this item and press "ENTER"

Now you will have an option on drives to use, select "CDROM" and press "ENTER"

CDROM is now your first boot device, you will now have to save settings and exit, on most computers you press "F10" on the keyboard, if not press escape until you see a menu that says "SAVE AND EXIT". Anyway confirm exit by pressing "ENTER" on "OK". Some Computers will require you to put "Y" to confirm, if so do this and press "ENTER".

You should now be able to boot of CD

 
 

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PART 1

 

To begin insert your Windows XP Home CD and reboot you computer. Setup will boot automatically and then inspect your computer hardware and configuration.

Setup now prepares your computer for install.

From this menu press "ENTER" to begin the install.

Windows XP License agreement, read, and if you agree press "F8" to continue, press "ESC" if you disagree. If you disagree setup will finish.

 

PART 2

 

Now you have to select where to install XP. Press "ENTER" to confirm the partition you want to install into.

Now you need to format the hard drive, NTFS is recommended, but you can also use FAT32. Make your decision using the arrow keys and press enter. 

The hard drive will now format.

 

PART 3

 

and then setup will begin to copy files.

Setup now initialises the Windows XP configuration.

It is now time to restart Windows XP, press "ENTER" to speed up process, otherwise Windows will do it itself in 15 seconds.

Boot will recognize that the XP CD is in the drive, DO NOT press any keys, let setup bypass the CD boot.

Windows is now booting.

 

PART 4

 

The install process continues.

Now your regional and language options. Your mouse should now be active, so click on "CUSTOMIZE". 

Now select your Standards and Formats, plus your location, then click "OK".

Now click on "DETAILS".

Next select your default language, click "OK" when done.

Now that you have made all necessary changes click on "NEXT".

 

PART 5

 

Now it is time to personalize Windows. File in your name and if you wish you can also file in the Organization section. Click "NEXT" when ready.

Now it is time for your product key. The product key will be on the packaging that XP was supplied with. It is 25 digits long. Some OEM computers will have a sticker on the side or back with your product key. Input the key and press "NEXT".

Now select your computer name and your admin password. Confirm the Admin password and press "NEXT".

Date and Time settings are next, change as need be, then press "NEXT".

Windows will then continue installing.

 

PART 6

 

Windows will now adjust your resolution, click "OK" to continue.

If you are happy with the changes, click "OK" otherwise press "Cancel" to return to the old settings

"Welcome to Microsoft Windows" screen now appears, press "Next" to continue.

Internet connection option is next. If your computer connects to a home network or directly using the network card, or is on a network then select "Yes", otherwise select "No".

 

PART 8

 

Windows will now adjust your resolution, click "OK" to continue.

If you are happy with the changes, click "OK" otherwise press "Cancel" to return to the old settings

"Welcome to Microsoft Windows" screen now appears, press "Next" to continue.

"Help protect my PC" screen now appears, click top option to enable Microsoft's Firewall, Automatic updates and virus checker warning. It is recommended to do this even if you wish to put your own firewall on later. Only select "Not Right Now" if you not intend to use the internet. Once you select your option, press "Next".

Internet connection option is next. If your computer connects to a home network or directly using the network card, or is on a network then select "Yes", otherwise select "No".

Activate Windows option appears next, we recommend that you select "No, remind me every few days", that will allow you to make sure everything is correct and running OK before you use up one of your activate attempts. It also allows you to setup your security options and internet connection correctly. Click "Next to continue"

Windows now thanks you, click "Finish" to continue.

Windows will now apply your settings...

Now Windows "WELCOME" screen.

and finally the Windows XP Desktop. Windows is now installed.

If you are lucky you will have no drivers to install, but chances are the next step will be to install them. Check out device manager for unknown devices, likely items are Network Cards, Sound Cards, Printers, Scanners, Graphics Cards, Digital Cameras, etc.

As you done an upgrade you may want to download the latest drivers for all your hardware, and check your programs also as some may not work or require updates. 

 

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