Unit 111: D1- Build and installcomputer hardware with networkcommunication and an operatingsystem.INSTALLING WINDOWS XP ONTO A COMPUTER.BY AMIE BODKIN
Step 1- The StartThis screenshot shows thestarting screen of theinstallation process.All users will see this before theprocess actually starts.As you can see it providesdifferent options, but to installthe operatingn system, youhave to press Enter.
Step 2- Licensing AgreementAfter clicking Enter from theprevious step, users will bepresented with this screen, whichis the Windows LicensingAgreement.To continue the installationprocess, you have to press the F8key and say that you agree withwhat is written.
Step 3- Choosing/Creating a PartitionAfter agreeing to the LicensingAgreement, you can either installthe operating system onpartitions that have alreadybeen created, or you cancreate anotherpartition, depending on howmuch space is available.
Step 4- Formatting the PartitionIf you chose a partition that has already beencreated, then this screen will be presented to you. Youcan either format it using the NTFS or FAT32 file system.What is the difference between both file systems?The NTFS is the more complex file system out of the two.The NTFS is the more popular system, as it can recoverfrom some errors from the disk and it has improvedsecurity.The FAT file system is simpler than the NTFS system, but itis found in the older versions of Windows OperatingSystems, such as Windows 95. The security is not as goodas the NTFS, meaning that anyone can go onto it.Also, you can only store up to 4GB of data on thisparticular partition.
Step 5- Setting UpIn this step, files are being copied , in caseanything goes wrong during the installationprocess and files are lost or damaged. This is justa precautionary measure, in case anything doesgo wrong, and it doesnt mean that it willactually happen.
Step 6- Changing SettingsAs you can see from thesescreenshots, you can changedifferent settings during theinstallation process. You can enteryour name, organisation andproduct key, and change thelanguage, computer name andpassword, and the date and thetime.
Step 7- Network SettingsThis screen allows the user to choosewhat kind of the settings for thenetwork.
Step 8- Workgroup or DomainThis screenshot shows that you can choosewhether to allow the computer to join thedomain or add it to a workgroup.