How To Format & Install Windows Xp

This post demonstrates how to install Windows XP Professional.The procedure to install Windows XP Home edition is very similar to the professional edition.some people don't know how to Formate and install Windows in system.

The best way install Windows XP is to do a clean install. It is not difficult to perform a clean installation. Before you perform the installation I recommend that you backup your important C:/ files in another drive or just Copy n Paste files from C:/ to another. My Document folder also stores in the part for C:/ so you can also save all files of My Document in another part like D:/,E:/..etc..

Lets get started

Restart your PC and do the following...

Go into the BIOS settings of your PC, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F10, or maybe the delete key, If you are not sure watch the screen at startup and it will say "To enter setup press..." You have to be quick and press it. If you miss it restart again.. you can see blue screen like this..



Once you are in the bios you have to change the boot options
In my system Boot change option is in "Advanced BIOS Features"..
Change the First Boot Device to "CD-ROM" You have to make your CD ROM the first boot option.Press F-10 for save settings..

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Then Save to CMOS Exit Enter "Y" key for YES,press Enter Key

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

It will restart your system..

Put your Windows XP CD in the drive...When it says press any key to boot from cd, Press any key on the keyboard...If it doesn't ask you this then restart your computer again.

A blue Welcome to Setup screen will appear and you are on your way.Press Enter To set up Windows Xp now.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Once the set up has loaded all the windows files, It will say "press F8 to agree to the terms and conditions" press F8...

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

To repair the selected Windows XP installation Press R.
To install Fresh copy of windows XP without repairing Press ESC.
press ECS.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Now you are at the set up, Click your C drive and format your old windows, Press D, it will ask if you are sure by clicking L...

Select the existing partitions to install Windows XP.i recommend select C: partition
Press Enter.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

To continue Setup in partition C,Press C.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

now here you can formate C:/ in Quick mode or in normal mode.i recommend formate the partiton in normal mode.you can see the file formate is in NTFS or FAT 32.
In my system the file formate is NTFS...

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

To formate C:/ ,Press F.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Let it format, After the format has completed, It will copy windows files,

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

When that has completed it will say "computer will reboot in 15 seconds"...

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Now your computer has rebooted it will carry on with the set up.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

After sometime you can see the Regional and Language Option.Click Next.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Then Personalize your Software by type your name and the name of your company or organization.leave black organization it is optional.Cick Next

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Type the Volume License Product Keys..Click Next

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Enter the name of your computer.you can also set the Administrator password or leave blank if you dont want to set password.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Set the Date and time and your time zone,click Next.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Set the Network Settings.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Set the Workgroup Computer Domain..

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Done ....

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily



Add users that will sign on to this computer.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

Welcome Screen..

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily



Log in, to your PC for the first time. 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.

How To Format & Install Windows Xp Easily

If there are any yellow exclamation mark "!" next to any of the listed device, it means that no drivers or incorrect drivers has been loaded for that device. Your hardware should come with manufacturer supplied drivers. You need to install these drivers using automatic setup program provided by the manufacturer or you need to manually install these drivers. If you do not have the drivers, check the manufacturers website to download them.
Install all drives of system like sound, Graphic Card, Modem, Buletooth...etc..
Windows is completely setup when there are no more exclamation marks in the device manager..

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