Welcome to Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Install step by step
emulation. This will give you an idea on how to do this when and if the time
arises for you to either reinstall the operating system, install for the first
time or upgrade your present operating system. This install guide is fully
graphical and will take you through each step of the installation.
What you will require to do this walkthrough is
A Windows XP Professional CD
A Computer with CD-ROM access
To start this Windows install. First check that the first boot
device in your system BIOS is set to the CD-ROM Drive.
( To find out how to access the BIOS please refer to your
motherboard manual or the manufacturer of your Laptop. (The system bios can
usually be entered on boot, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F8, F10 or DEL key.
Make sure you save the settings before exiting))
If you are unsure or don't want to enter the BIOS then just test
the computer by putting the CD-ROM in the drive and reboot your computer. This
is the recommended way to install windows.
Also if you have difficulty getting Windows to boot of the CD
then check out CD-Rom
Support Guide, Change
CD-Rom in Bios and Boot
Disks to get bootable floppy disks to install Windows from.