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.