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Step 1:
„ All
versions of Windows XP CD are
bootable. In order to boot from
CD/DVD-ROM you need to set the boot
„ 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
Step 4:
You will then get a Windows XP Setup
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
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
„ 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
Step 13:
„ Enter
the correct date and time.
„ Select
the Eastern Standard Time Zone
for the U.S. and Canada.
„ Click
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
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
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
Step 20:
„ When
you get the screen Who will Use
this Computer? Type in User or Owner.
„ Click
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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