Step by step instructions on installing Windows XP

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What should steps should take before installing I Install Windows XP? 

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Step by step instructions on installing Windows XP

  • Check the computer's hardware configuration before you install Windows XP on it. Here is a list of minimum system requirements for Windows XP:
  • Pentium 233 MHz processor or faster
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 1.5 GB of free space on the system's hard disk
  • CD/DVD ROM drive
  • Keyboard, Mouse and some other compatible pointing device
  • Video adapter, sound card and monitor with 800 x 600 or higher resolution
  • And it is always best to check for minimum system requirements.
  • These are the requirements for Windows Vista:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
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Step by step instructions on installing Windows XP


Does your system meet the minimum requirements?

Minimum Requirements:

  1. PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required; Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family or compatible processor recommended
  2. 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features))
  3. 1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.
  4. Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
  5. CD-ROM or DVD drive
  6. Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Run the Upgrade Advisor from the XP CD, or download from Microsoft.

Check your BIOS by noting during boot up the Key Commands needed to access the BIOS, this will be a text message usually at the bottom of the screen. If your system has a splash screen with the OEM logo hiding the boot up screen, press ESC as soon as you start boot up. When you get to the BIOS, access the screen that allows you to change the boot sequence. Set it to boot from CD before hard drive in the boot sequence. Some systems can change the boot sequence without accessing the BIOS,  laptops for the most part do not need to access the BIOS.

  • You will need to have a qualifying Win XP/7 CD to insert . OEM restore disks will usually not fulfill the qualifying requirement. If the restore disk has a i386 folder, it will usually work.
  • As a final preparation tip, download critical updates and burn to CD or obtain update CD's from Microsoft before running the XP setup.

Since XP is now on Service Pack 3, if your XP CD does not include SP3, I highly recommend to turn on your automatic updates to download all of the automatic updates.Use original windows XP/7 or else windows might detect that you are counterfeiting their software.


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Step by step instructions on installing Windows XP


Installing windows XP (Home or Professional Edition) can be very simple, even for those without much experience working with computers. We assumes that you are installing windows XP directly from a disc onto a clean, unpartitioned, unformatted hard drive, and that all computer components are installed and working correctly.

Before installing windows XP, make sure that your hard drive has at least 1.5 GB of free space. This applies to both XP Home and XP Professional Edition. The random access memory or RAM, requirements for installing the windows XP Home Edition are 64 MB minimum, same with windows XP Professional. It requires an Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Amd Duron processor, single or dual processor will work for XP Professional. To install windows XP from a disk, you need either a cd or DVD rom drive, keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Switch ON the PC and put the windows XP CD into the CD-ROM. Press the reset button on the pc  and allow it to reboot. The PC should boot from the CD-rom, if not check your bios settings if it is first boot to CD-rom. By pressing del key or F2 before the system starts to boot.

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Step by step instructions on installing Windows XP



Things to consider and steps before installing Windows are the following;

  • Be prepare with the Software driver of your Network Card, computer hardware components
  • At least a person right next to you knows how to install, for better assistance
  • If no one else around, you can do it by yourself
  • Components like, Processor, RAM, HDD, VGA card should be all working and installed inside your computer casing
  • Once all ready, turn on your computer, insert the Disk
  • An installation wizard will guide you through the installation

All of these steps, requirements should be at hand before doing the installation. Installing is not that difficult to do but you need to pay attention to details because a mistake of installing can cause system hardware/software damage. 

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