Step by step Guide to install windows xp professional

How many times do you have to call a computer engineer to repair/install windows xp software on your computer when it breaks down?
There is no doubt windows xp has been the best operating system produced by Microsoft corporation. This software has been in existence since 2002 and still many people still find it difficult to install or repair when it encounters a problem.
In a short while I will be showing you how to install windows xp professional just read on.

For you to install windows xp professional, you need the installation cd and make sure that your computer has cd-rom drive. If these things are available bingo! We are ready to install windows xp professional.

After connecting your computer correctly, press the power button and hit F11, F12, F1 depending on which key take you to boot selection menu. If none of these keys takes you there then you can set CD-Rom drive as the first boot device from the BIOS setup of your computer. To go to the BIOS setup, when you power your computer press F1, F2, and delete key simultaneously one of the key should take you to the BIOS setup. Then under advance setup menu select cd-rom drive as the first boot device and press F10 to save and exit.

When your computer starts booting it will check cd-rom drive for bootable media, then it will give a statement like “press any key to boot from cd” when this message comes up press any key on the keyboard, the installation process will begin. After starting windows the first screen will show with three options

1. To set up windows xp now, press enter
2. To repair a windows xp installation using recovery console press R
3. To quit setup without installing windows xp, press F3.

Press enter, windows xp license agreement will come up press F8 to accept it
Another screen will show displaying the drives in on your computer, press enter to install window xp on the drive and copy windows file
In the next screen use your arrow key to point “ format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) “then press enter to select it. Your system will format the drive and copy installation files. After that your computer will restart, when it does it will still show you the same message “press any key to boot from cd” don’t press anything. Your computer will start setting up windows xp professional first it will install the devices on your computer and then gives you dialog window first you type in your name and company name then press next and enter the product key of windows xp professional you are installing and press next then the installation process continues.
After setting up windows your computer will restart. Then it takes you to a screen where you have to setup a user profile. When the screen comes up enter your user and press next. And restart your computer that’s it. You have installed windows xp professional.

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