Clean Install Windows® XP
Do you want to know how you can clean install Windows® XP operating system on your computer system?
Installing your new copy of Windows® XP just by just clicking ‘Next’, ‘Next’, ‘Next’ might prove a good solution for newbie computer operator. However, you should know that this method does not guarantee you the integrity of your operating system. Especially if we are talking about an upgrade, you must be sure you are following the right steps for a clean install of Windows® XP.
Here are some simple things that you should keep in mind while installing or upgrading the Windows® XP:
- Preparation issues
- Installation matters
- Configuring the new operating system
A clean install of Windows® XP must be done very carefully. You will need to check the system requirements for your new OS or for upgrading it. If you see that your configuration is close to minimum, you should think twice before installing this software. Windows® XP has some interesting features, but you cannot benefit from them on an old computer. Try to upgrade some parts of your computer such as the RAM or the processor. Changing your computer might also be a good idea. You might be thinking that changing the whole hardware configuration for the operating system is too harsh. But, this is not true, as the Windows® XP is the new comparison term on this field. If your computer is not working on Windows® XP, you can be sure that it will become useless in short time.
The installation is different if we are talking about a clean installation of Windows® XP, or an upgrade of the previously installed operating system. This is because you will need a bootable CD for a fresh installation, while an upgrade will not even require shutting down the Windows® XP. If we are talking about a new installation, be sure you that you have saved all your important data on a removable media or another hard drive. You should always have your hard disk defragmented in several drives, as the operating system drive must not be used for anything else. This is also a security method because you can format your system drive as long as you want without affecting the information stored on other drives. If we are only talking about an upgrade, you should let the system to do its work and do not interfere. Just see the new features that have been brought up by the new update and try to customize them.
Usually if you have a clean install Windows® XP, you should not encounter any problems later. Configure your new applications such as the Windows® Media Player and the Internet Explorer®. You can also have some live support from the Microsoft® specialists, that of course if you have a genuine copy of Windows®. If not, be sure to purchase it as the upgrades and software provided by Microsoft® could be of great help for your computer.