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Windows
Step 1:
„ All
versions of Windows XP CD are
bootable. In order to boot from
CD/DVD-ROM you need to set the boot
sequence.
„ Look
for the boot sequence under your
BIOS setup and make sure that the first
boot device is set to CD/DVD-ROM.
Step 2:
„ Turn
on PC and place Windows XP
CD in CD/DVD-ROM drive.
„ The
PC should automatically detect
the CD and give a message saying
"Press any key to boot from CD".
Step 3:
„ Hit
„ If
enter on the keyboard
you hit enter on time (you only have
about 3 seconds) you should see the
following message, “Setup is inspecting
your computer’s hardware
configuration.”
Step 4:
„
You will then get a Windows XP Setup
screen.
„
You have the option to do a new Windows
install, Repair previous install or quit.
„
Since we are doing a new install we just
press Enter to continue.
Step 5:
„ You
will be presented with the End User
Licensing Agreement.
„ Press
F8 to accept and continue
Step 6:
„
This step is very important. Here we will
create the partition where Windows will be
installed. If you have a brand new
unformatted drive you will get a screen that
displays your unpartitioned space with the
size. In our case the drive size is 8190MB.
„
We will choose to install Windows in this drive
without creating a partition, this will use the
entire size of the drive. Just hit enter and
Windows will automatically partition and
format the drive as one large drive.
Step 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 chose NTFS because it offers many
security features, supports larger drive size,
and bigger size files.
Step 8:
„
After 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.
„
Setup will continue. Windows XP Setup
wizard will guide you through the setup
process of gathering information about your
computer.
Step 9:
„ Next,
you will see “Regions and
Language Options”
„ Click
Next, this will keep the standard
settings for the United States.
Step 10:
„ Next,
Windows will ask you to type in
your name and organization.
„ As
a technician, you may not know
the name of the user so we type:
User or Owner
Step 11:
„ Enter
the 25-Digit Product Code, usually
fixed on the back, bottom or side of the
computer.
„ During
practice, ask your instructor for
the product key.
Step 12:
„
Next Windows will ask you to setup an
administrator password.
„
A technician should not put a password on
a computer unless the customer/ supervisor
specifically asks for one.
„
Leave the password fields blank and click
next.
Step 13:
„ Enter
the correct date and time.
„ Select
the Eastern Standard Time Zone
for the U.S. and Canada.
„ Click
next.
Step 14:
„ Leave
the Typical Settings selected for
the network settings and click next.
„ This
can be configured later, if needed.
Step 15:
„ For
the Workgroup or Domain, leave the
default settings selected.
„ Click
next.
Step 16:
„ Windows
will start and present you with
a Welcome screen.
„ Click
next to continue.
Step 17:
„ Choose
'help protect my PC by turning
on automatic updates now'
„ Click
next.
Step 18:
„ When
you get the Connect to the
Internet page, Click Skip.
„ This
can be configured later, if needed.
Step 19:
„ When
you get the Ready to
Activate Windows page, choose
“no, remind me in a few days.”
„ Click
next.
Step 20:
„ When
you get the screen Who will Use
this Computer? Type in User or Owner.
„ Click
next.
Step 21:
„ On
the Thank you page, Click Finish.
„ The
computer will open to the desktop.
Step 22:
„
You now need to check the device manager
to confirm that all the drivers has been loaded
or if there are any conflicts.
„
From the start menu select Start -> Settings
-> Control Panel. Click on the System icon
and then from the System Properties
window select the Hardware tab, then click
on Device Manager.
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