Note: If you do not agree to the terms, setup will quit and reboot the system.
Select the partition you wish to install to using the UP arrow and DOWN ARROW keys. Press ENTER to use the highlighted partition and Install, C to Create a Partition, or F3 to Quit and reboot the system.
Note: a small portion will be unavailable to partition. This is normal. In this example, it is 2 MB.
Watch the progress bar as Setup formats the partition, or get up and get a soda. It may take awhile.
With the “Welcome” screen, you no longer have to hit the “Three Finger Salute” combination of Ctrl+Alt+Delete to login to the Administrator account.
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Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XPCD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC shouldautomatically detect the CD and you will get amessage saying "Press any key to boot from CD".Soon as computer starts booting from the CD yourwill get the following screen:
After configuring the system for booting from a CD,the Windows Setup screen appears.At this point, Setup is loading the driver files itneeds to continue with installation.
The “Welcome to Setup” screen appears with theoption of Continuing Setup, Repair a previousinstallation, or Quitting. Press ENTER to ContinueSetup. You may also choose R to Repair, or F3 toQuit and reboot the system.
The “Windows XP Licensing Agreement”screen displays. You may press F8 to signify that youagree with the terms, hit ESC if you do not agreeand PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN to scroll through eachscreen.
Hard drive partition information is now displayed. Thisvaries with each systems hardware configuration. At thispoint, the options include pressing ENTER to Install onthe selected partition, D to Delete the selectedpartition, or F3 to Quit and reboot the system.
After pressing D to delete the selected partition, awarning screen appears explaining the pitfalls ofdeleting it. The options include pressing ENTER tocontinue, or ESC to Cancel.
A confirmation screen displays the logical drive.Options include L to Delete the partition and ESC toCancel the action.
If no partitions have been previously defined, thisscreen will be displayed. You may section your harddrive in as many partitions as you wish by selecting Cto Create a Partition.
Enter in the partition size in MB within the displayedminimum and maximum.You may choose ENTER to Create the new partitionor ESC to Cancel the action.
Continue to create partitions until all space is used orthe configuration meets your requirements. You maychoose ENTER to Install to the selected partition, Dto Delete the highlighted Partition, or F3 to Quit andreboot the system.
Since this OS supports NTFS, format the partitionwith it. Press ENTER to confirm your selection andContinue or ESC to Cancel.