How to install Windows XP operating system

There are the steps which required to install the Microsoft Windows XP.This is important to realize that some computer manufacturers have their own Equipment version of Windows XP.These specialized Original Equipment Manufacturer versions may use a recovery disc or have a hidden partition that installs Windows XP.


Note :

If you are re-installing Windows XP on a computer that already has Windows XP on it that works, I recommend that you take backup All data first. After the Windows installation process includes the erasing of the hard drive in the computer, resulting in all your All data being deleted.

Steps To install Windows XP operating system

STEP 1 : Start your computer from the Windows XP CD.To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

STEP 2 : After that the computer boots, a prompt to Press any key to boot from CD should be shown on the screen. When you see that message, immediately press any key. If you do not get this prompt or are unable to boot from the disc.

STEP 3: When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.

STEP 4: When the Windows XP setup menu appears, press ENTER to continue the setup.

STEP 5 : Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.

STEP 6 : Next, the install process gives you the option to repair Windows XP or to install a fresh copy. Press ESC to install a new copy of Windows XP.

STEP 7 : Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.

Note: When deleting a partition, ALL information will be lost.

STEP 8 : After that the Once new partition has been created for Windows XP to be installed on, press ENTER to install Windows XP.

STEP 9 : You need to select whether the drive will use FAT or NTFS. We suggest NTFS for users who are not sure what file system they want to use. After selecting the file system, press Enter.

STEP 10 : The computer will start formatting the hard drive, which can take several minutes or more, depending on the size of the partition.

STEP 11 : After the format process has completed, Windows will begin installing the files and then take you through a wizard to continue with the remainder of the installation and setup.

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