Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Windows XP has too many editions such as Home , Professional etc.for various purposes and even in these editions windows has Service Packs such as SP1, SP2 etc.What ever, for the installation you need any one of the Windows XP installation CD.
Step 1
Switch on the PC and press DEL / F2 continuously (depends upon the motherboard brand) to enter inside the SETUP utility of the mother board .(SETUP utility is a firmware installed in the motheboard).After entering inside the SETUP utility press the right arrow and select the BOOT option and change the first Booting Option into CD DRIVE. Then put the installation CD into the CD drive. select Exit menu . save the changes and exit.
Step 2
Now the system will restart and will boot from CD inside the CD Drive and a black screen will come with a message " Press any key to boot from the CD" and four dots ( . ) will come. Before fourth dot is coming you have press any key in the key board. ( If missed the fourth dot also, then dont worry, just restart the system and the same will ask again) then the SETUP will load and will inspect the system hardware with a screen like below.....

Step 3
In the next step SETUP will load necessary files for the installation of the WINDOWS XP

Step 4
In this step , a 'Windows XP Professional Setup' Page will come and will ask for new windows installation setup continuation and or  Repairing the older one. Here press ENTER

Step 5
Here windows will ask the License agreement.
Press F8

Step 6
In the Windows XP professional setup page, all
the current partition will show. If your Hard disk is new, one partition will show. (If your Hard disk already installed one more partitions will show like C: , D: , E: etc. Then Delete all the partitions by selecting them and pressing D andas showing in down side of the current window. After deleting all the other partitions, only C: will be there.)  here press ENTER for installing the windows in C drive.

Step 7
Now a window will come and ask you for 
formatting the selected installation drive. Here 
you select the third option by using up/down 


Step 8
 Here SETUP will format the drive for the
 installation of windows XP

Step 9
After formatting, SETUP will automatically
 start to copy file into the Hard disk. It will be 
from  0% - 100 % 

Step 10
After completion of the file copying, the system 
will automatically restart 

Step 11

Next time when the system is restarting windows will load for the time with windows logo


 Step 12 
Now the SETUP will start installing the features
of windows


In this step windows will ask Region and language  options.and you have to select the correct options.and press NEXT


Here windows will ask your name and the name
of your organization.(just type a name and any 
organization) and press NEXT

Step 15
Here windows will ask the 25 digit Product key
which you will get along with the windows 
installation CD. Enter the product key and press ENTER 

Step 16 
In this step you just give a name for your 
computer (what ever you like). Admin password also will ask. (But no need to enter any 
administrative password). Then Press ENTER

Step 17

In this page windows will ask the Date, Time 

and Time zone. select the correct date, time and time zone and press ENTER

Step 18
In this step windows will install the networking 
settings and will ask for the Typical settings 
and Custom settings. you just give the tick mark in the Typical settings and press ENTER
(for networking pages default setting is enough,
and press ENTER)

Step 19
In this step windows will ask about 
WORKGROUP or DOMAIN. Here also the
 default value ie. WORKGROUP option is the 
one to give selection and press ENTER

Step 20 Computer will again restart automatically after 
the installation


Step 21
after restarting windows will configure the 
display setting and monitor settings. just click on OK in both steps


 Step 22 
Now the windows desk top page will come and 
you have finished Wndows XP installation.

                                                            *** THANK YOU***


1 comment:

  1. Thanks yaar , this is really helpfull...... thanks a lot....!!!