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provide you a pictorial
step by step procedure to install Windows XP.
Please ensure that your hardware you are using meets the
requirementsof installing Microsoft
System Requirements To Run Microsoft Windows XP:
- PC with 300 megahertz of higher
processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or
dual processor system); Intel Pentium/Celeron family; or AMD
K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended.
- 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recomended (64 MB
minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
- 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space
- Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video
adapter and monitor
- CD/DVD drive
- Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional).
USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP:
- More pleasing to the eye
- Still somewhat low system requirements
- Runs well ok old machines if all patches are
installed and 2GB of memory installed
- Fast to operation
- Easier to Install
- Better security implemented
- More Stability
OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP:
- Easy to catch viruses and malware
- Can crash now and then
Procedure For Microsoft Windows XP:
In order to
install Windows XP, you must ensure that you are able
to boot from the CD and that the first device to boot is the CD/DVD
drive. You can do this by going into the BIOS and setting the
config there under heading "Boot". Some of the
newer computers have "hot keys" so that upon starting your
computer, you can hit one of the "F1 - F12" keys and it will provide
you with a boot menu, so you could then select which device you would
like to boot from.
Below are the
steps to install Windows XP. Now you too can
have this operating system installed the correct way by foullowing our
easy guide. Ensure that your system is able to boot from the
any key to
start the installation of Win XP.
If you have a
modern computer, you
do not need to press F6.
Press F8 to
agree to the License
and press "ENTER". If you do not see this, you might already see a
drive called "C:" with windows installed already. This is normal if
this is your drive and you wanted to re-install the OS due to a
corrupted file system for example or missing dll files.
NOTE: This means if you just
drive for this installation and saw something else here during the
installation, it was not a new drive. :-) Get Your Money BACK and get
a NEW drive elsewhere.
Enter in the
size of the hard drive
you would like to have Windows XP installed on and press "ENTER".
Select the newly
and press "ENTER".
select "Format the
partition using the NTFS file system <Quick>. This only
that the system was previously installed with this version of Windows
already and the formatting proceess with be a quick one. Press
formating the hard drive
Setup is copying
files locally to
the newly formated hard drive.
preparing tfor the
Enter in the
name of the person who
will use the computer and the organization.Aftwards, click on"NEXT".
Enter in your
purchased serial code
and click on"NEXT".
Enter in the
desired computer name
and a password at this time. Entering the password is not mandatory.
location and click
default and click
Type in the
Workgroup. In this
example, we are setting up XP Professional. We will leave it as the
default. For XP Home, you would leave it as "Home".
Select the first
option for Help
Protect Your PC and click on"NEXT".
Normally we just
usually skiip this
step, if your system will be connected to a router... we have provided
the steps below for you to follow in case you are interested in this
section of setting up the network.
area Network" and
options shown above
(Obtain IP automatically + Obtain DNS automatically) and click on"NEXT".
your products with
Microsoft. Once done, click on"NEXT".
Type in the name
of the user on
this system and click on"NEXT".
automatically logging in....
System is being
first time usage.
You now have one
of Microsofts best
products for an operating system ever made and supported. The latest
version of servie pacs is version 3 with many updates required
For those who
had no idea on how to use Linux
or the Mac OS,
was the dream that materialized before our eyes! It was
and colourful. Actually, this is one of Microsoft's
attracting more buyers for Windows!