Question about Microsoft 12.1" Touch Screen Terminal - Windows XP Pro installed, 1.0 Ghz Celeron, 20 GB HDD, 128 MB Memory (820CXXP) PC Desktop
First you will need a Product Key for XP. Then you will need to insert your XP cd after turning on the computer. Put the cd in the CDROM drive. When given the option to boot from the cd you may have to hit enter. Pay attention to what is on your screen. At some point it may say Boot from cd:
NOTE: If it never says this then reboot and you may see a message about boot options and it will ask you to press a key (it may be F10 or F12). When you get to this screen you should be able to select your boot order. If CDROM is not first, place it first, or right after floppy disk.
If you are not able to put the cd in the CDROM drive before you get the option to boot from cd then restart your computer.
When you boot from CD a Blue Windows Setup screen should come up. It may ask if you want to use the partition listed. You should see something below highlighted in gray. Hit enter. If it informs you about deleting it then read the screen and follow the exact instructions to delete the partition and install XP on that partition. (Of course it may be a blank partition). But you need to select a partition to install Windows on, and that partition must be blank. A partition, by the way, is an area on your hard drive that is formated a certain way in order to store an operating system, or other data.
The rest of the setup should be pretty straight forward. It is a little hard to recall what the following steps are in the order that they appear. You will get a chance to set the date. Make sure it is correct.
If you are going to connect to the internet make sure that all of the cabling and necessary boxes are connected to your computer prior to installing XP. This is not necessary, but it makes things alot easier for you. If you do not have the hardware you need for your internet connection, that is alright, you can always set it up later. There is also a place for your name and your computer's name.
When you get to the screen that asks for the Product Key you must enter it exactly as it is written down for you.
At some point during the installation, the computer will reboot. You might see the screen again that says "boot from cd:" for a few seconds. Do not hit anything at this point or the installation will restart! Just let the computer do its thing for a moment and it will return to the installation. After you come to a windows desktop, if you have internet access then you need to go to the internet and do somethings which I will cover next.
If you do not have your internet set up at this point, you need to set it up soon after the install. After 30 days your XP Operating System will not work if you do not register it with Microsoft. So it is pertinent that you setup your internet connection.
Once you are on the internet, you need to first go to Microsoft's Website and download Service Pack 3 if it was not part of your installation disk. Then you should download any XP updates that Microsoft provides. Once this is complete you should immediately install an antivirus program. If you have one on disk (such as Norton Antivirus), install it before you ever access the internet. If you do not have one, then you can go straight to a site that provides a free antivirus program such as AVG. You can download their antivirus program at www.avg.com. Then once that is installed go to Start > control panel > Network connections > in the left pane click Change Windows Firewall Settings. Select On if it is not already selected.
After this you may begin installing all of your favorite programs.
I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
Could you first tell me if any earlier window available on PC.
Have you got the window XP installation Cd?
You also need to have Motherboard Cd to install the drivers.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
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