Reinstall Windows® XP Pro
Get to know Windows® XP Pro Reinstallation
Windows® XP Professional, also known as Windows® XP Pro, is one of the first two editions of Windows® XP released by Microsoft® in 2001. It is mainly designed for business and power users. This version of Windows® has more features compared to that of the Windows® XP Home Edition.
Guidelines in reinstalling Windows® XP Pro and common issues encountered are discussed in the following points:
- Common Issues
One of the biggest improvements Windows® has made for Windows® XP Professional is its security. It acts as a remote desktop server, which allows the user to connect to his/her computer without being in front of it. In doing so the user must access his/her main computer using another computer, which is compatible with the software and that computer must belong to the same network. It has the ability to become part of the Windows® server domain. This is a group of computers that are remotely accessed or managed by a central server. It also has an encrypting file system in which the files registered with this software are encrypted so that these files cannot be read by other users even if they have physical access to the hard drive itself.
There are things to bear in mind when reinstalling Windows® XP Pro. First make sure that you have a backup of your hard drive as contents will be removed during the process. Check and fix any errors in the system. For the user to be able to reinstall Windows® XP Pro, he/she must have the installation CD to begin with. First, the user needs to insert the disk in the CD/DVD drive of the computer and wait for the computer to detect it. After the computer has detected the disk, it will open up an installation wizard window. Just follow the steps until you finish installing Windows® XP Pro and after the installation makes sure that you check again the system for any error and fix them.
When reinstalling Windows® XP Pro, there might be issues that a user might encounter during or after the process. One is when inserting the CD in the computer and waiting for the CD to boot, an error might appear telling that “Set up did not find any hard disk drive installed in your computer”. The fix for this is to reinstall the hard drive using the downloaded hard drive drivers from manufacturer’s website. After the reinstallation, you might lose program settings or data on your computer. To fix this issue you must restore the missing data and program shortcuts from a backup.