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Look for the Windows XP CD in the pack.Check the product key.
Without it, the installation cannot take place. The product key is
usually located on the Windows XP CD case.
Make sure the computer
hardware is well arranged. See that the monitor, keyboard, mouse
and CD drive are properly connected.
Confirm that you have the hardware drivers CD. You will need it for
the communication between Windows XP and the components of your
computer. This CD should have been provided by your computer vendor.
Place the XP CD into your computer. Restart your computer. Press the
spacebar as soon as you see "Press any key to boot from CD"
on the screen.
The setup has started when the keyboard, not the mouse, is
operational. Press "Enter" when the Welcome to Setup page
Read the Windows XP Licensing Agreement that appears on the screen.
Press F8 on the keyboard to accept the agreement. This step will
select the hard drive to install Windows XP.
Press "Enter" and you will see the default "Unpartitioned
Space" on the screen. Push the up and down arrows and select
"Format the partition using the NTFS file system."
Wait for 30 minutes until the computer completes the formatting
process. It will erase the hard disk drive and copy the setup files.
Windows XP will now restart with your mouse working.
Continue with the installation process. See the Regional and
Language Options option and click "Next" to proceed if you
prefer English. Otherwise, set the language by clicking on
"Customize." Then click on "OK" and save the
View the Personalize Your Software page. Enter your name and
organization's name. Click on "Next" to proceed. On the
following page, see your product key, just as the one that appears
on your Windows XP CD case. It is a unique 25-character key. Click
the "Next" button.
Fill in the required information on each page, such as date and time
settings. Keep clicking "Next" to proceed to another page
until you reach the Welcome to Microsoft Page. Accept the default
setting when the page appears that has "Will this computer
connect to the Internet directly, or through a network?" If you
are connected through some network, select the option that describes
your network connection.
Click "Yes" in case you are connected to the Internet and
the Ready to Activate Windows page is displayed. Click "Next"
to continue. Click "Yes" when the Ready to Register with
Microsoft page appears. Click "Next" again.
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