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Windows xp install

  1. 1. Windows XP Install Computer Maintenance
  2. 2. You may need to install Windows XP if: You replaced your hard disk drive with a new hard disk drive that does not have Windows XP installed. You are reinstalling Windows XP on a computer because you want to clean off your hard drive and remove any unwanted programs, such as spyware. You purchased a computer without an operating system. You are going to upgrade a computer which had an older operating system. (Windows 98, ME, or 2000)
  3. 3. Pre-installation checklist You have the Windows XP CD. You have the product key available. Your computer hardware is set up. You have Windows XP drivers available. If you are reinstalling Windows XP on an existing computer, you need a backup copy of your files and settings.
  4. 4. Installation process
  5. 5. Part 1: Begin the installation
  6. 6. Boot from the CD
  7. 7. Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER
  8. 8. Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, press F8.
  9. 9. Press ENTER to select Unpartitioned space, which appears by default.
  10. 10. Format the partition using the NTFS file system, press ENTER.
  11. 11. Windows XP erases your hard disk driveusing a process called formatting and then copies the setup files.
  12. 12. Part 2: Continue the installation
  13. 13. Regional and Language Options page appears, Click Next.
  14. 14. Personalize Your Software page, type your name and your organization name. Then click Next.
  15. 15. Your Product Key page, type your product key as it appears on your Windows XP CD case. Then, click Next.
  16. 16. Computer Name and Administrator Password page, click Next when ready.
  17. 17. Date and Time Settings page, set your computer’sclock. Then, click the Time Zone down arrow, and select your time zone. Click Next.
  18. 18. On the Networking Settings page, click Next.
  19. 19. Workgroup or Computer Domain page, click Next.
  20. 20. Part 3: Complete the installation
  21. 21. Windows XP will spend 20 or 30 minutes configuring your computer and willautomatically restart when finished. Whenthe Display Settings dialog appears, click OK.
  22. 22. When the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, click OK.
  23. 23. On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows page, click Next.
  24. 24. Help protect your PC page, click Help protectmy PC by turning on Automatic Updates now. Then, click Next.
  25. 25. Will this computer connect to the Internet directly, orthrough a network? page. If you’re not sure, accept the default selection, and click Next.
  26. 26. How will this computer connect to the Internet? page, click Next.
  27. 27. Who will use this computer? page, type the name of each person who will use the computer. Then click Next.
  28. 28. On the Thank you! page, click Finish.
  29. 29. Congratulations! Windows XP setup is complete.

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