Today I’m gonna show you how to install the hottest Windows product version from Microsoft: ” Windows XP “.#1. First of all open your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive.When you see this message like this on the screen “Press any key to boot from CD”. Soon as computer starts booting from the CD, you will get the following screen:
#2. .When the hardware configuration is done, the first step on installation begin. You will get the following screen:
#3. Then you will get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or Quit the installation. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
*When that screen appeared you must wait your PC to be prepared to install the windows.
#4. You read and agree Microsoft End User Licensing Agreement. Press F8 to accept and continue.
#5. This step is very important so pay attention . At this step we must create windows partition/partitions (C: or an different partition) where windows will be installed. If the PC is new and that is the first installation you must partition your memory or you can make just one partition where will you keep all your files. If you want to have more partitions you must create a new partition and you must choose the memory for the partition(1GB=1024MB so pay attention when you choose your memory for partitions). Make the partition big enough to fit and Windows as well as other programs and whit the rest of memory you can to create another partition where you can to have your personal files. To create a new partition press C.
#6. Now you will see both partition listed. Partition 1 (C: Drive) and Partition 2 (E: Drive). You will also have 8MB of unpartitioned space. Don’t worry about that. Just leave it how it Is. Windows normally has some unpartitioned space. You might wonder about what’s happened to D: drive. Windows has automatically allocated D: drive to CD/DVD-ROM. Select Partition 1 (C: Drive) and press Enter.
#7. Choose format the partition using NTFS file system.This is the recommended file system. If the hard drive has been formatted before then you can choose quick NTFS format. We will choose NTFS because it offers many security features, supports larger drive size, and bigger size files.
#8. When the setup has completed copying the files the computer will restart. Leave the XP CD in the drive but this time DO NOT press any key when the message “Press any key to boot from CD” is displayed. In few seconds setup will continue. Windows XP Setup wizard will guide you through the setup process of gathering information about your computer.
#10. Type in your name and organization and your personal name and then click NEXT button.
#11. Enter your valid product key.
#12. Give your computer a name, and if you want you can enter an Administrator password (optional). Don’t forget to write down your Administrator password or remember-it.
#13. Enter the correct date, time and choose your time zone.
#14. For the network setting choose typical and press next.
#15. Choose a workgroup or domain name. If yo’re not a member of a domain then leave the field blank and press NEXT button. Windows will restart again and will adjust the display settings.
#16. Finally Windows will start and present you with a Welcome screen. Click NEXT to continue.
#17. Choose ‘help protect my PC by turning on automatic updates now’ and press next.
#18. Will this computer connect to the internet directly, or through a network? If you are connected to a router or LAN then choose: ‘Yes, this computer will connect through a local area network or home network’. If you have dial up modem choose: ‘No, this computer will connect directly to the internet’. Then click NEXT button.
#19. Ready to activate Windows? Choose yes if you wish to active Windows over the internet now. Choose no if you want to activate Windows at a later stage.
#20. Add users that will sign on to this computer and click next.
#21. You will get a Thank you screen to confirm the setup completion. Click FINISH.
#21. Log in, to your PC for the first time.
Now you can remove the CD and I suggest to reset your PC before use.