Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

How to install Windows XP

Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XPCD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and youwill get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". Soon ascomputer starts booting from the CD your will get the following screen:

Step 2 - At this stage it will ask you to press F6 if you want to install athird party Raid or SCSI driver. If you are using a an IDE Hard Drive then youdo not need to press F6. If you are using a SCSI or SATA Hard drive then youmust press F6 otherwise Windows will not detect your Hard Drive during theinstallation. Please make sure you have the Raid drivers on a floppy disk.Normally the drivers are supplied on a CD which you can copy to a floppy diskready to be installed. If you are not sure how to do this then please read yourmotherboard manuals for more information.

Step 3 - Press S to Specify that you want to install additional device.

Step 4 - You will be asked to insert the floppy disk with the Raid or SCSIdrivers. Press enter after you have inserted the disk.

Step 5 - You will see a list of Raid drivers for your HDD. Select the correctdriver for your device and press enter.

Step 6 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have theoption to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since weare doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.

Step 7 - You will be presented with the End User Licensing Agreement. Press F8to accept and continue

Step 8 - This step is very important. Here we will create the partition whereWindows will be installed. If you have a brand new unformatted drive you willget a screen similar to below. In our case the drive is 8190MB. We canchoose to install Windows in this drive without creating a partition, hence usethe entire of the drive. If you wish to do this you can just press enterand Windows will automatically partition and format the drive as one largedrive.

However for this demonstration I will create two partition. The first partitionwill be 6000MB (C: drive) and second partition would be 2180MB (E: drive). Bycreating two partition we can have one which stores Windows and Applicationsand the other which stores our data. So in the future if anything goes wrongwith our Windows install such as virus or spyware we can re-install Windows onC: drive and our data on E: drive will not be touched. Please note you canchoose whatever partition your like. For example if you have 500GB harddrive you can have two partition of 250GB each.

Press C to create a partition.

Step 8 - Windows will show the total of the hard drive and ask you howmuch you want to allocate for the partition you are about to create. I willchoose 6000MB. You will then get the screen below. Notice it shows C: Partition1 followed by the 6000 MB. This indicates the partition has been created.We still have an unpartitioned space of 2189MB. Next highlight theunpartitioned space by pressing down the arrow key. Then press C to createanother partition. You will see the total space available for the newpartition. Just choose all the space left over, in our case 2180MB.

Step 9 - Now you will see both partition listed. Partition 1 (C: Drive) 6000MBand Partition 2 (E: Drive) 2180MB. You will also have 8MB of unpartitionedspace. Don't worry about that. Just leave it how its is. Windows normally hassome unpartitioned space. You might wonder what happened to D: drive. Windowshas automatically allocated D: drive to CD/DVD-ROM.

Select Partition 1 (C: Drive) and press Enter.

Step 10 - Choose format the partition using NTFS file system.This is therecommended file system. If the hard drive has been formatted before then youcan choose quick NTFS format. We chose NTFS because it offers many securityfeatures, supports larger drive , and bigger files.

Windows will now start formatting drive C: and start copying setup files asshown on the two images below :

Step 11 - After the setup has completed copying the files the computer willrestart. Leave the XP CD in the drive but this time DO NOT press any key whenthe message "Press any key to boot from CD" is displayed. In fewseconds setup will continue. Windows XP Setup wizard will guide you through thesetup process of gathering information about your computer.

Step 12 - Choose your region and language.

Step 13 - Type in your name and organization.

Step 14. Enter your product key.

Windows XP Screenshot - Click to enlarge

Step 15 - Name the computer, and enter an Administrator password. Don't forgetto write down your Administrator password.

Step 16 - Enter the correct date, time and choose your time zone.

Step 17 - For the network setting choose typical and press next.

Step 18 - Choose workgroup or domain name. If you are not a member of a domainthen leave the default settings and press next. Windows will restart again andadjust the display.

Step 19 - Finally Windows will start and present you with a Welcome screen.Click next to continue.

Step 20 - Choose 'help protect my PC by turning on automatic updates now' andpress next.

Step 21 - Will this computer connect to the internet directly, or through anetwork? If you are connected to a router or LAN then choose: 'Yes, thiscomputer will connect through a local area network or home network'. If youhave dial up modem choose: 'No, this computer will connect directly to theinternet'. Then click Next.

Step 22 - Ready to activate Windows? Choose yes if you wish to active Windowsover the internet now. Choose no if you want to activate Windows at a later stage.

Step 23 - Add users that will sign on to this computer and click next.

Step 24 - You will get a Thank you screen to confirm setup is complete. Clickfinish.

Step 25. Log in, to your PC for the first time.

Step 26 - You now need to check the device manager to confirm that all thedrivers has been loaded or if there are any conflicts. From the start menuselect Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. Click on the System icon andthen from the System Properties window select the Hardware tab, then click onDevice Manager.

If there are any yellow exclamation mark "!" next to any of thelisted device, it means that no drivers or incorrect drivers has been loadedfor that device. In our case we have a Video Controller (VGA card) which has nodrivers installed.

Your hardware should come with manufacturer supplied drivers. You need toinstall these drivers using the automatic setup program provided by themanufacturer or you need to manually install these drivers. If you do not havethe drivers, check the manufacturers website to download them.

To install a driver manually use the following procedure:

(a) From the device manager double click on the device containing theexclamation mark.

(b) This would open a device properties window.

(c) Click on the Driver tab.

(d) Click Update Driver button. The Wizard for updating device driver pops upas shown below:

You now get two options. The first option provides an automatic search for therequired driver. The second option allows you to specify the location of thedriver. If you don't know the location of the driver choose the automaticsearch which would find the required driver from the manufacturer supplied CDor Floppy disk. Windows would install the required driver and may ask you torestart the system for the changes to take affect. Use this procedure toinstall drivers for all the devices that contain an exclamation mark. Windowsis completely setup when there are no more exclamation marks in the devicemanager.

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how do i install windows xp over windows 7 in e-machine el1360-ub30p?


All versions of Windows XP CD are bootable. In order to boot from CD/DVD-ROM you need to set the boot sequence. Look for the boot sequence under your BIOS setup and make sure that the first boot device is set to CD/DVD-ROM. You can then perform the following steps to install Windows XP:
Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and you will get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". press enter key.

Step 2 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
Step 3 - You will be presented with the End User Licensing Agreement. Press F8 to accept and continue

Step 4 - This step is very important. Here we will create the partition where Windows will be installed. If you have a brand new unformatted drive you will get a screen similar to below. In our case the drive size is 8190MB. We can choose to install Windows in this drive without creating a partition, hence use the entire size of the drive. If you wish to do this you can just press enter and Windows will automatically partition and format the drive as one large drive.

However for this demonstration I will create two partition. The first partition will be 6000MB (C: drive) and second partition would be 2180MB (E: drive). By creating two partition we can have one which stores Windows and Applications and the other which stores our data. So in the future if anything goes wrong with our Windows install such as virus or spyware we can re-install Windows on C: drive and our data on E: drive will not be touched. Please note you can choose whatever size partition your like. For example if you have 500GB hard drive you can have two partition of 250GB each.

Press C to create a partition.

Step 5 - Windows will show the total size of the hard drive and ask you how much you want to allocate for the partition you are about to create. I will choose 6000MB. You will then get the screen below. Notice it shows C: Partition 1 followed by the size 6000 MB. This indicates the partition has been created. We still have an unpartitioned space of 2189MB. Next highlight the unpartitioned space by pressing down the arrow key. Then press C to create another partition. You will see the total space available for the new partition. Just choose all the space left over, in our case 2180MB.

Step 6 - Now you will see both partition listed. Partition 1 (C: Drive) 6000MB and Partition 2 (E: Drive) 2180MB. You will also have 8MB of unpartitioned space. Don't worry about that. Just leave it how its is. Windows normally has some unpartitioned space. You might wonder what happened to D: drive. Windows has automatically allocated D: drive to CD/DVD-ROM.

Select Partition 1 (C: Drive) and press Enter.

Step 7 - Choose format the partition using NTFS file system.This is the recommended file system. If the hard drive has been formatted before then you can choose quick NTFS format. We chose NTFS because it offers many security features, supports larger drive size, and bigger size files.

Windows will now start formatting drive C: and start copying setup files as shown.
Step 8 - After the setup has completed copying the files the computer will restart. Leave the XP CD in the drive but this time DO NOT press any key when the message "Press any key to boot from CD" is displayed. In few seconds setup will continue. Windows XP Setup wizard will guide you through the setup process of gathering information about your computer.
Step 9 - Choose your region and language.
Step 10 - Type in your name and organization.
Step 11. Enter your product key.
Step 12 - Name the computer, and enter an Administrator password. Don't forget to write down your Administrator password. blank all tabs. click on next botton.
Step 13 - Enter the correct date, time and choose your time zone.
Step 14 - For the network setting choose typical and press next.
Step 15 - Choose workgroup or domain name. If you are not a member of a domain then leave the default settings and press next. Windows will restart again and adjust the display.
Step 16 - Finally Windows will start and present you with a Welcome screen. Click next to continue.
Step 17 - Choose 'help protect my PC by turning on automatic updates now' and press next.
Step 18 - Will this computer connect to the internet directly, or through a network? If you are connected to a router or LAN then choose: 'Yes, this computer will connect through a local area network or home network'. If you have dial up modem choose: 'No, this computer will connect directly to the internet'. Then click Next.
Step 19 - Ready to activate Windows? Choose yes if you wish to active Windows over the internet now. Choose no if you want to activate Windows at a later stage.
Step 20- Add users that will sign on to this computer and click next.

Step 21 - You will get a Thank you screen to confirm setup is complete. Click finish.
Step 22. Log in, to your PC for the first time.
Step 23 - 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.

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. In our case we have a Video Controller (VGA card) which has no drivers installed.

Your hardware should come with manufacturer supplied drivers. You need to install these drivers using the 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.

To install a driver manually use the following procedure:

(a) From the device manager double click on the device containing the exclamation mark.

(b) This would open a device properties window.

(c) Click on the Driver tab.

(d) Click Update Driver button. The Wizard for updating device driver pops up.

You now get two options. The first option provides an automatic search for the required driver. The second option allows you to specify the location of the driver. If you don't know the location of the driver choose the automatic search which would find the required driver from the manufacturer supplied CD or Floppy disk. Windows would install the required driver and may ask you to restart the system for the changes to take affect. Use this procedure to install drivers for all the devices that contain an exclamation mark. Windows is completely setup when there are no more exclamation marks in the device manager.



thanks & regards,
Larry
fixya team.

May 27, 2012 | Gateway eMachines EL1360-UB30P Desktop...

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My computer no longer "sees"


hello
at end of this instruction set, see link to review more questions/answers,as your issue with CD/DVD ROM will vary .


This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows XP, Me, and 98. Use this document to make Windows and the CD writing software recognize the CD or DVD writer drive. Start at Step 1; do not skip to other sections until Step 1 has been completed. Step 1: Does Windows detect the CD or DVD drive? Use Device Manager to determine if Windows is recognizing the drive:
  1. In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer . In Windows 98 and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. In Windows 98 and Me, select Properties , and click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
  4. Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:
    • If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .
    • If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X, c00877300.gif ), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled. NOTE: If the drive cannot be enabled, a required service or driver that the drive needs is not functioning or has been disabled. Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and troubleshoot any problems found according to any error codes in Device Manager. Resetting the BIOS may also resolve this problem.
    • If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, c00877301.gif ), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem. You may also use the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive to reset the drive configuration.
    • If the CD or DVD drive is listed as normal but your disc burning software does not recognize the drive, Device Manager shows no special icons c00877302.gif . Windows is detecting the drive but the writing software does not. Leave Device Manager open and continue with the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive .


here is a link that will give you several other questions and answers to CD/DVD ROM issues.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=11843&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=443069

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Dec 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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i can't installation windows xp. any solution?


Hello,

Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and you will get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". Soon as computer starts booting from the CD your will get the following screen:
winxp1.jpg
Step 2 - At this stage it will ask you to press F6 if you want to install a third party Raid or SCSI driver. If you are using a an IDE Hard Drive then you do not need to press F6. If you are using a SCSI or SATA Hard drive then you must press F6 otherwise Windows will not detect your Hard Drive during the installation. Please make sure you have the Raid drivers on a floppy disk. Normally the drivers are supplied on a CD which you can copy to a floppy disk ready to be installed. If you are not sure how to do this then please read your motherboard manuals for more information.
winxp2.jpg
Step 3 - Press S to Specify that you want to install additional device.
winxp3.jpg
Step 4 - You will be asked to insert the floppy disk with the Raid or SCSI drivers. Press enter after you have inserted the disk.
winxp4.jpg
Step 5 - You will see a list of Raid drivers for your HDD. Select the correct driver for your device and press enter.
winxp5.jpg
Step 6 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
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May 06, 2010 | Toshiba Portege M200 Notebook

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can not install windows xp in my system send error code 7


try this one:

To resolve this issue:
  1. If you are upgrading Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition, follow the troubleshooting steps that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/ ) HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me Test to determine if the issue is resolved. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.
  2. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP:
    1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
    2. If Windows automatically detects the CD-ROM, click Install Windows to start the Windows XP Setup Wizard. If Windows does not automatically detect the CD-ROM, click Start, click Run, type CD-ROM drive letter:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
    3. Press ENTER.
    4. Click New Installation, and then click Next.
    5. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  3. When you receive the "Press F6 to load SCSI/Raid Drivers" prompt, press F7 to bypass Advanced Configuration and PowerInterface (ACPI) detection.
  4. Finish the installation of Windows XP.

Mar 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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