Step by Step: Setting Up Microsoft Windows XP Tip: If possible, print this document before starting Setup. Some steps might require you to shut down the computer, and it will be helpful to have a printed copy of this information. This document will help you to install Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition. This document also provides answers to other setup-related questions. Click a link to go directly to that section: Prepare for Setup Upgrade to Windows XP Perform a new installation of Windows XP Transfer files and settings from another computer Partition and format a hard drive Perform other Setup-related tasks Troubleshoot Setup Create boot disks Configure a computer to boot from CD Set up a multiboot system Repair or recover a system Find a Microsoft Knowledge Base article Additional resources Installation overview This release of Windows XP includes Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP. If you uninstall this release of Windows XP, SP2 is automatically uninstalled too. Your computer will be running the operating system that it was running before you installed Windows XP, or it will not be running an operating system. You cannot uninstall SP2 only.