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Windows Installation guide

OS Installation Windows 98/Me

After rebooting enter the BIOS & set your system to boot from the CD\Floppy drive (Depending on whether or not it supports Bootable CDs). Save the changes & restart.

If you booted up using a Boot disk then ensure you enable Booting up with CD support when prompted how to start with the Boot disk. While loading the CD drivers, please note the drive name assigned to it.

Once the Command prompt appears simply type in x:\setup.exe, where x represents the Drive letter assigned to your CD\DVD drive, then hit Enter. Windows 98/Me installation will now begin, simply follow the on-screen prompts & enter in any requested information, e.g. Serial Key or Location data for Regional Settings. If you wish you can change the location of where Windows is installed, although for sake of convenience simply allow to install to C:\WINDOWS. You shouldn't select a different partition to install Windows onto as this may cause problems in the future, especially if you decide to Dual Boot at a later date.

If given the choice of what components to install you should select Typical & leave further customising these choices until Windows is actually installed.

OS Installation Windows 2000

After rebooting enter the BIOS & set your system to boot from the CD\Floppy drive (Depending on whether or not it supports Bootable CDs). Save the changes & restart.

If you booted up using a Boot disk then ensure you enable Booting up with CD support when prompted how to start with the Boot disk. While loading the CD drivers, please note the drive name assigned to it.

When prompted hit ENTER to Setup Windows 2000 now. The next screen will allow you to select which partition to install Windows 2000 onto, I'd recommend selecting the C:\ partition, as this can circumvent problems that may arise in the future.

The next screen will allow you to select File System options for the partition you selected. Options available being:

Format the partition using the NTFS file system.

Format the partition using the FAT file system.

Convert the partition to NTFS.

Leave the current file system intact (no changes).

I'd recommend selecting Leave the current file system intact (no changes) as you should have already made your choice regarding the File System earlier on. Now hit the Enter key.

Windows 2000 installation will now continue, simply follow the on-screen prompts & enter in any requested information, e.g. Serial Key or Location data for Regional Settings. Setup any User accounts as needed during installation also, although for convenience sake it may be best to just setup the Administrator account until you have configured & updated Windows 2000, this will also avoid any problems with other User accounts not having permission to take certain actions such as install Drivers & so on.

 



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