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How To Install Microsoft Windows XP Wiki


Windows XP Install


This page will 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 Windows XP.


Minimum 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
  • Keyboard.
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional).


ADVANTAGES OF 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

DISADVANTAGES OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP:


  • Easy to catch viruses and malware
  • Can crash now and then 

 Installation 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 CD.    

Press any key to start the installation of Win XP.



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If you have a modern computer, you do not need to press F6.


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Press press "ENTER".


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Press F8 to agree to the License Agreement.


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Select the "unpartitioned drive" 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 purchased a 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.



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Enter in the size of the hard drive you would like to have Windows XP installed on and press "ENTER".


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Select the newly partitioned drive and press "ENTER".


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If possible, select "Format the partition using the NTFS file system <Quick>. This only means that the system was previously installed with this version of Windows already and the formatting proceess with be a quick one. Press "ENTER".


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Setup is formating the hard drive


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Setup is copying files locally to the newly formated hard drive.

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Setup is preparing tfor the installation process.


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Click on"NEXT".


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Enter in the name of the person who will use the computer and the organization.Aftwards, click on"NEXT".


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Enter in your purchased serial code and click on"NEXT".


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Enter in the desired computer name and a password at this time. Entering the password is not mandatory.


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Select your location and click on"NEXT".


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Leave the default and click on"NEXT".


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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".


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Click on"OK".


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Click on"NEXT".


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Click on"NEXT".


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Select the first option for Help Protect Your PC and click on"NEXT".


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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.


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Select "Local area Network" and click on"NEXT".


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Select both options shown above (Obtain IP automatically + Obtain DNS automatically) and click on"NEXT".


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Always register your products with Microsoft. Once done, click on"NEXT".


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Type in the name of the user on this system and click on"NEXT".


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Click on "Finish".


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System is automatically logging in....



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System is being configured for first time usage.


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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 afterwards.



For those who had no idea on how to use Linux or the Mac OS, Windows was the dream that materialized before our eyes!  It was simple and colourful.  Actually, this is one of  Microsoft's ways in attracting more buyers for Windows!