Use these to wipe the drive and make the partitions to install XP first. Be aware you will lose all programs, drivers and data.
1=Set Bios to boot from CD/ROM as first boot device(Entering the BIOS and changing the boot order is not discussed here, you may have to refer to the computers manual for this).(For a clean or new drive the boot sequence does not matter)
2=Place the OS/CD in the CD/ROM drive and Re-Boot
3=Watch for the prompt to ''Press any key to boot from CD/ROM'' Press ASAP (Ignore when prompt appears on any reboot) (You will only get this prompt if there is an OS installed).
4=windows Setup (Loads Files)
5=To setup XP now press ''ENTER''
6=Press F8 for license
7=To continue installing a fresh copy of windows without repairing press ''ESC''(You will not get this prompt for a new or unpartitioned drive)
8=For a new or unpartitioned drive press ''ENTER'' (or you can press ''C'' if you want to create multiple partitions).
9=For a drive that has partitions, operating system or any data on it, you should press ''D'' to delete the partition and start out with a clean drive
11=You will be prompted again, press ''L''(You will do this for each partition) , Now you are ready to partition and format
12=Press ''C'' (Only if you want multiple partitions, Otherwise press ''Enter''
13=To setup windows on the selected partition press ''enter''
14=Select-format the partition using the NTFS file system
16=Wait for format to complete
17=Computer will start copying files to the installation folders (this may take several minutes)
18=Computer will re-boot, do not press any key to boot from CD/ROM when prompted
19=follow the on-screen instructions to complete loading windows.
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