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Published on 26 Jan 2020 / In Operating Systems & Utilities

How to Install Windows XP Professional
Step 1: Insert Your Windows XP Boo-table Disk. ...
Step 2: How to Boot From a CD. ...
Step 3: Beginning the Process. ...
Step 4: Licensing Agreement and Begin Setup. ...
Step 5: Deleting the Current Partition. ...
Step 6: Beginning the Install. ...
Step 7: Choosing the Type of Installation. ...
Step 8: Allowing Windows XP to Install.

This set of instructions is teach you how to easily install Windows XP. In just 10 easy steps, you will be able to install and run Windows XP from your home computer, whether that is a laptop or a desktop.

For this step, you will need to open your CD-Rom drive and insert your Windows XP disk. You can now close the CD-Rom Drive.

On most home computers, you will want to shut down your station. After the station is off, you can restart it. While the station is restarting, begin pressing the F12 key over and over again. This will take you to the boot options menu.

Now that you are in the boot options menu, you will need to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move over the choice for an On board or USB CD-ROM Drive. Press Enter.

After you have pressed Enter, most Windows XP disks will prompt you to press any key to boot from the CD (As seen in picture 2). When this appears, you will have only a few seconds to press any key on the keyboard. I usually choose the Space-bar because it is the easiest to find and press.

After you have chosen to boot from the CD, you will have to wait a few minutes. The disk will check your hard drive to see if windows XP is currently installed on it. After the disk has made its check you should see a screen like the one in the first picture on this page.

You will want to press Enter because you are planning on installing Windows XP on your system. If you realize that you have data on your hard drive and need to back it up, now would be the time to press F3 and exit the installation program to back it up.

The next page that you will see is the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. On this page, you can take the time to read through the agreement, but it is just saying that you will not be breaking any laws using this product. I personally just hit F8 (to agree) and move on to the next step in the installation.

After pressing F8, you will come to the beginning of the Windows XP setup. On this page, you will want to press the Esc key on the keyboard. This will tell the program not to try and repair the current installation

The next step in installing Windows XP is to delet the old partition on your hard drive. You will see a screen similar to the one in the first picture of this page. You will want to scroll over the C: partition that is current on your hard drive. The next thing you will need to do is click the D key. This will tell the program that you want to Delete the current partition.

After you click the D key, you will see a screen like the one in the second picture. On this screen you will want to press the L key to confirm the deletion of the partition of the hard drive.
Now that you have deleted the old partition, you will need to be sure that partition is selected and press the Enter key. This will tell the program that you want to install Windows XP on that partition.


In this step, you will want to choose whether you want to have system do a quick installation or a standard installation. For the purposes of this set of instructions, I have chosen to do a standard installation.

After choosing your method of installation, you will want to press the Enter key to continue to the installation.

This step will probably be the longest step. This is because you are at the mercy of the system and how fast it installs Windows XP. After you have pressed the Enter key in the last step, you will see the screen in the first picture here appear. This will mean that the program is running the installation.

Over time, the progress bar will move across the screen, as shown in the second picture where the progress bar is at twenty-five percent. After the Installation has finished placing the file system on your hard drive, you will see the program restart your computer. Do not be alarmed at this. it will boot back up and you will see a screen similar to the third picture on this page.

The first screen (seen in the first picture) that will come up will be a screen for you to select the language and keyboard style that you wish to use for your new installation of Windows XP. I have chosen to use the English Language and the US keyboard layout. You may select any configuration that you are comfortable with and then press the Next button.

The next thing the program will ask for is the name and organization that this install is affiliated with (as seen in the second picture). You will want to fill this in with your information. After filling in the information, you will press the Next button.

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