An Overview About Windows XP Professional

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Windows XP is an operating system that is both lightweight and reliable. Windows is by far the most popular operating system that Microsoft offers. Home and professional licences are the two primary options for those interested in purchasing a licence.

Windows XP Professional is designed specifically for use in business settings.

Windows XP is still widely used across the world despite the fact that Microsoft has stopped providing support for the operating system. This is because Windows XP is both speedy and stable. It is compatible with all SATA discs and includes all of the essential components that a computer system needs to function properly. In addition, some important network and safety enhancements have been included into this version with a few of the vital fixes that have been made. All of the necessary drivers for SATA devices are pre-installed in Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3. It is not necessary to install the drivers for the sound and graphics cards on computers that are more than a few years old. Its attractive visual designs and effects, together with its user-friendly environment, contributed to its growing popularity.

This release incorporates over a thousand different bug fixes. This operating system's already impressive degree of coolness has been taken to whole new heights thanks to the integration of Flash Player 11, Internet Explorer 8, and Windows Media Player. It utilizes the core of Windows 2003 Server as its foundation.

Features:

  • Black hole router for NX APIs
  • To put it another way, SHA-2 Signatures
  • Group Policy for Network Access Security
  • A company that provides security services.
  • As a group, we have a set of
  • Components for Imaging
  • Intelligent Transfer Management Console 3.0 WPA 2 Windows script 5.8
  • Installer improvements for Microsoft's Windows operating system
  • Wireless LAN Upgraded
  • Intuitive and easy to use.
  • Up-to-date information
  • It is DirectX 8.1
  • a more rapid change in user
  • Enhanced Multimedia System
  • Zip files are supported natively.
  • Windows XP and Vista are both supported.

System Requirements:

  • CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM drive
  • 64MB RAM
  • 1.5GB of free hard drive space
  • VGA (800 x 600 pixels) or higher.

How to Install Windows XP Professional:

1. Insert Your Windows XP Bootable Disk: Open your CD-ROM drive and insert your Windows XP installation disc for this stage. The CD-Rom Drive may now be shut off.

2. Using a CD or DVD as a boot device: You'll want to shut off your computer if you're using one at home. Restarting the station is possible after it has been turned off. Press the F12 key repeatedly while the station is rebooting. Boot choices may be found here.

To choose an Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive, utilise the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate the boot choices screen. To continue, hit the Enter key.

To boot from the CD, just hit any key after pressing Enter on the Windows XP disc (As seen in picture 2). You have a limited amount of time to hit any key on the keyboard when this message pops up. Because the Space-bar is the simplest to locate and push, I often utilise it.

Wait a few minutes after you choose to boot from the CD. When you insert the disc, it will do a hard drive check to determine whether you already have Windows XP installed. You should see a screen similar to the one shown in the first image on this page when the disc has completed its inspection.

To begin the process of installing Windows XP, you'll need to hit Enter. The best moment to back up your hard drive data is while the installation software is still running. To do so, click F3 and leave the application.

Licensing Agreement and Begin Setup

A window with the Windows XP Licensing Agreement will open up in your browser. There is a legal agreement on this page that you may go through, however it just states that you will not be violating any laws if you use this item. To agree, I just press F8 and continue with the installation.

The Windows XP setup will begin after hitting the F8 key. In order to exit this page, hit the Esc key on your computer." Let the application know that you don't want it to attempt to fix your present installation.

Deleting the Current Partition: 

Deleting the previous partition on your hard drive is the next step in installing Windows XP. If you look at the photo at the top of this page, you'll see a similar-looking screen. You will want to scroll over the C: partition that is current on your hard drive. The next thing you will need to do is click the D key. Delete the current partition by pressing the delete key.

The screen seen in the second image will appear after pressing the D key. The L key should be pressed on this screen to confirm the deletion of the hard drive's partitions.

Start Installation: Make sure that the new partition is chosen and hit the Enter key now that the old partition has been removed. Windows XP will be installed on that partition when this command is entered.

In this phase, you may choose whether you want a speedy or a normal installation to be performed by the system. I've gone with a typical installation for the sake of simplicity in these directions.

The next step is to hit Enter to continue the installation.

This is likely to be the most time-consuming stage. As a result, you are unable to control the speed at which the machine instals Windows XP. You will see the first image here emerge when you hit Enter in the final step. This indicates that the installation is being carried out by the software.

Eventually, the progress bar will shift to a new position, as illustrated in the second image, when it has reached a 25% progress mark. After the installation is complete, your computer will be restarted automatically. The fact that this is happening should not cause you any concern. When the computer restarts, you'll see a screen like the third one on this page.

The first screen you'll encounter while installing Windows XP is a screen where you may choose the language and keyboard type you want to use. The English language and the US keyboard layout are the ones I've decided to utilise. Once you've made your choice, use the Next button to go on to the next step.

A name and organisation affiliation will be requested next by the software (as seen in the second picture). Please provide your personal details below. Once you've finished entering your data, click the Next button.

As shown in the third photo, you'll be able to pick the name of your computer and a password for the administrator of the machine. Simply click the Next button to go forward.

You may now choose the time and date that you want to be displayed on the computer. Please choose your Time Zone from this drop-down menu. Because I'm in the Central Time Zone, the date and time are set accordingly. You are free to choose from the options on this page.

The time will need to be checked once you've selected the time zone in where you live. It is possible to accomplish this simply checking the current time (as seen in the second picture).

You'll have to wait for the installation to finish before you do anything else.

Your display settings will be suggested during installation (as seen in the first picture). In order to proceed, you'll have to click OK.

Another box will show once you hit the OK button (like the one in the second picture). The OK button will also be required in this box.

Following the last step, the Microsoft Windows welcome screen will be shown (like the first picture). You'll want to click the "next" button at the bottom right of this page.

You'll now be presented with a screen asking whether you'd want to safeguard your PC. You'll need to pick whether or not you want Windows XP to automatically download and install updates. To avoid the burden of needing to make sure the computer's user remembers to update the computer, I decided to have the system conduct automatic updates. In the bottom right corner of the screen, you'll see a button that says "Next."

You'll be asked to name the computer's user now. I used the name "MyName" for this set of instructions, but you may use any name you desire. There are a few things you must do after you've given a computer at least one user (you may wish to give it more).

Finishing the Installation: 

Following the next button, you will get a Thank you message. On this screen, you will need to press Finish.

This will bring up a screen similar to the second picture on this page.

For the first time, you'll be able to see that the computer has successfully logged you in. A screen similar to the one shown in the third image on this page should appear.

Hopefully, this guide on how to install Windows XP Professional has been helpful to you.