Windows® XP® Professional Software
Are you curious to explore about Windows XP Professional software?
Windows XP Professional still being used by a lot of users around the world which speaks about the popularity it has achieved. The performance with the added advantage of features and security complement its popularity. If one wishes to install Windows XP Pro, there are some things that should be kept in mind in order for a smooth installation. Also, we will be talking about a few common issues that arise during its installation and ways to get rid of them.
- How to install?
- Issues in Installation
How to install?
The basic step is to ensure that you know the system has the recommended requirements for the installation. The hardware compatibility has been checked before the installation. You have performed the disk partitioning process and know on which drive you are about to install. The necessary file system for the installation needs to be selected, for example, you want to install on FAT 32 or NTFS. Boot from the CD is the option if you need not to use the existing installation. If you have to make partitions than you have to boot in from DOS mode and from there first create partitions of the hard disk drive on file system of your choice FAT 32 or NTFS. And then go back at the first step. Run the WINNT.exe command for the purpose of installing the new Windows on a new partition. If you are updating the previous version of Widows or your operating system with the new Microsoft Windows XP Professional, then you can first run the old operating system and can access the folder 1386 as run the command named WINNT32.exe.
Issues in Installation
If you are not aware of the technicalities do not try it as you can do some kind of damage to hard disk or the data stored on it. Before the graphical user interface, a DOS styled blue screen normally appears to let you set the BIOS of the system and booting requirements. You should know what to do here as wrong steps can lead to errors in installation or you may fail to perform the task. The option of enabling and disabling of hardware components is available here. For example, setting the boot requirements and using CD-ROM as the first boot device. Also, be cautious while changing FAT to NTFS file system.
Do not panic, if something goes wrong and simply reboot the set-up and start again. If you follow the steps, then you will not face any issue. For the BIOS settings and the boot sequence, you must be sure of what you are doing otherwise it will create a mess for you. Installing Windows is no big task you just have to follow the steps displayed in graphical user interface after setting these above mentioned requirements.