Installing XP by liaoqinmei


 Installing/Re-installing Windows XP is a relatively
  straightforward process providing you have everything
  you need to hand.
 To start, you need the following.
  Windows XP CD
  Windows XP CD Product Code Number
  Any relevant drivers - this is not always the case as XP
  does have many drivers. However, it may be necessary
  to update the driver that XP initially installs. Be
  particularly careful with Modem drivers.
 Make sure that your PC can boot from your CD-ROM
Step 1
   Boot up your pc. During
    the initial boot cycle
    insert the Windows XP
    CD into your CD-ROM
   You will see on your
    screen 'Press any key to
    boot from CD‘
   At this stage press either
    Enter or any other key
   Set up will now
    automatically inspect
    your computer's
    hardware configuration
Step 2
   After set up has checked your
    hardware a blue screen will
    appear with the words
    'Windows set up' in the top
    left hand corner.
   At this stage, should you have
    a RAID, SCSI or SATA drive,
    you will have the option of
    pressing F6 to install the third
    party drivers for this
    hardware. If you do not have
    any of this hardware installed
    on your pc there is no need
    to press F6. XP will now
    start loading files into
Step 3
 After all the files
  have been loaded
  into memory the
  Welcome To Set
  Up Window
 8/ To begin installing
  XP Press Enter
Step 4
   The next screen to
    appear is the EULA
    (End user Licence
    Agreement) Press F8 to
    accept the licence or
    ESC if you don't want
    to accept the licence
    agreement and want to
    terminate the install.
   10/ After agreeing to the
    licence agreement set up
    searches your hard drive
    for any partitions
Step 5
   The next screen shows
    all the partitions on your
    hard drive.You may have
    just one or several
    depending upon whether
    you have created
    partitions prior to
    installing Windows XP
   12/ You can select the
    partition you want to
    install XP on. Once you
    have selected the
    partition press Enter
Step 6
   The next window will offer to
    format the partition for you. If
    the partition is already formatted
    the option will be 'leave file
    format as it is.' If it hasn't been
    previously formatted then you
    will have the option to either:
   Format the partition using the
    NTFS file system (Quick)
         Format the partition using
    the FAT file system (Quick)
         Format the partition using
    the NTFS file system
         Format the partition using
    the FAT files system
   14/ It is recommended that you
    use the NTFS file system so
    select 'Format the partition
    using the NTFS file system'
Step 7
   Set up will now begin
    to format your hard
Step 8
   Once the drive has
    been formatted
    windows set up will
    start copying files to
Step 9
  Once the copying
  has been completed
  windows initialises
  your configuration
  and then proceeds to
  reboot your machine
 18/ Your system will
  now reboot
Step 10
   On reboot you will again be presented
    with 'Press any key to boot from CD'
    On this occasion DO NOT press any
    key. Leave well alone. Windows will
    then automatically launch. If you press
    any key during this process you will
    start the set up procedure all over
   20/ You will now see the Windows XP
    Graphical interface as windows loads
   Note If your copy of XP does not
    include Service Pack 2 the Logo will
    look slightly different to the one
    illustrated below in as much as it will
    display Windows XP Home or
    Professional. As soon as you upgrade to
    Service Pack 2 (SP2) the
    Home/Professional branding will be
Step 11
   At the next screen
    Windows will begin
    copying files to your
    hard drive
Step 12
             As the files are
              installed on your
              hard drive you will
              be asked to select
              various options. The
              first to launch is the
              Regional and
              Language Options
Step 13
   Click the
    Customise button
    to select your
    Country standards,
    language, etc. Click
    OK when you are
    satisfied with your
Step 14
   After you have
    completed that return
    to the original
    Regional and language
    Options window and
    click the Details
   From here you can set
    the default keyboard
    language. Click OK
    when finished
   26/ Now click the
    Next button
Step 15
 The next window
  asks for your name
  and company. Fill
  this in with the
  relevant details
 28/ After completing
  the name and
  company dialogue
  boxes press Next
Step 16
    Now you are presented
    with the Product code
    number screen
   30/ Insert your
    product code
    numbers in the
    relevant boxes. Take your
    time here, as inserting
    the wrong number, will
    cause an error.
   31/ After inserting the
    product code number
    press Next
Step 17
   Your next screen is the
    Computer and
    Administrator password
   33/ XP usually inserts a
    computer name but you can
    change it if you want
    something different.
   34/ Next insert the
    Administrator password
    (you don't need to do this for
    XP Home Edition) and then
    confirm the password in the
    next dialogue box.
   35/ Click Next to continue
       Step 18
   If you have a Dial Up Modem installed you will
    now be asked for the Country and area code
    information. Fill this in as necessary and press Next.
    Do Not worry if the Dial Up Modem screen
    doesn't appear during set-up. Personally I much
    prefer to set-up the Internet Connection after
    Windows XP has completed it's installation.
Step 19
             The Date and Time
              Setting windows now
             38/ Select your Time
              Zone from the drop
              down time zone list
              and XP will make the
              other adjustments
             39/ Finally click the
              Next button
Step 20
 Windows now starts
  to install the
  Networking part of
  the operating system
 41/ Assuming you
  have a Networking
  Card installed the
  Networking Settings
  window will now pop
Step 21
   The Typical Settings
    Option should
    already be selected
    so simply press the
    Next button
Step 22
   Unless you are on a Network or
    Domain you simply need to press the
    Next button If you are on a Network
    then click the Yes make this
    computer a member of the
    following domain and then click the
    Next button.You may need to ask
    your administrator for these details.
   Windows will now continue copying
   45/ After a while Windows will finalise
    the installation. The progress bar will
    show Completing Installation followed
    by Installing Start menu icons,
    registering Components, Saving Settings
    and, finally, Removing any temporary
    files used.
   46/
Step 23
 After finalisation Windows
  will again restart your pc
 47/ On reboot you will
  again be presented with
  'Press any key to boot
  from CD' On this occasion
  DO NOT press any key.
  Leave well alone. Windows
  will then automatically
  launch. If you press any key
  during this process you will
  start the set up procedure
  all over again
 You will now see the
  Windows Logo screen
Step 24
 Once Windows has
  loaded it will adjust
  your monitors
  resolution. Just click
  OK to continue
 50/ If you are happy
  with the resolution
  change press OK
Step 25
   Windows now needs
    to apply the computer
    settings so you need
    to be a little patience
   52/ The Welcome to
    Microsoft Windows
    screen now appears.
    By clicking the ‘?’ you
    can get help
    Click the
    Next button to
Step 26
   If you are using a
    copy of Windows
    XP with Service
    Pack 2 already
    integrated the next
    screen will ask you
    to enable the
    Windows Firewall.
Step 27
   The next screen asks
    you to Activate your
    copy of Windows XP.
    You have 30 days in
    which to activate your
    copy of Windows so I
    always select the No
    option and then
    activate when I am
    satisfied everything is
    working correctly.
Step 28
   After the Activation
    screen Windows XP asks
    you How you will
    connect to the
    Internet. This and the
    following screen may
    only appear if you are
    using a DSL or Cable
    modem. Although
    personally I prefer to
    set-up the Internet
    Connection after
    Windows XP has finally
    been installed.
Step 29
   After making your
    connection selection
    Windows check for
Step 30
 / You are now asked
  Who will use this
 59/ Insert the
  Name(s) of the
  user(s) who will be
  using the computer
  and then press Next
Step 31
   After completing the
    ‘who will use this
    computer’ section a
    thank you screen will
Step 32
 After a while the
  Welcome Screen
  will appear
 Finally the Windows
  XP desktop will
  appear in all its glory.


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