How to install Windows XP SP2 on the computer

By Giang Doan

Windows XP has been so far preferred by lots of users and had such versions as Windows XP Starter, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional. Initially, versions are commercial but since 30/6/2008 Windows XP is no longer sold on retail channels or the OEM. And especially in Vietnam, we often install Windows XP without losing a certain cost.

In this article, Betdownload.com will guide you how to install Windows XP SP2 (Services Pack 2). Windows XP SP2 version 6.4.2004 was released with additional firewall (Windows Firewall), WiFi, WAP protocol wireless encryption which is more secured than the precede WEP protocol.

How to install Windows XP SP2 on the computer

1. Prepare to Install Windows XP SP2

- CD of Windows XP SP2 installation (or USB to install Windows XP SP2 - in case your computer does not have disk reader)

- With desktop, go to BIOS configuration by pressing DEL or F1 ... depending on the main type. With laptops, got o BIOS configuration by pressing F2 or F12, ect depending on the main type.

- Once in BIOS, use the arrow keys, go to "Boot" and select "First boot device" as CD-Rom or USB to install Windows

- Note: With Laptop, switch to "Main" then select SATA mode to IDE mode.

- After the configuration is complete, click F10/Yes

2. Install Windows XP SP 2

Step 1: Go to the settings screen. "Setup is inspection Your Computer's ..." appears. Press any key to start the installation of Windows XP

Step 2: Press F2, F6, then press "Enter" to select new settings for Windows XP SP2.

Step 3: Press F8 to agree to the provisions of Microsoft

Step 4: Select the partition for installation. This step you have to choose the exact partition, avoid selecting the wrong one since after the installation, all data will be lost (usually drive C: \). Once selected, press Enter

Step 5: Select "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)" and then press "Enter"

Step 6: Wait until the format process is completed, then the process of copying data from a CD or USB to the hard drive occurs. Finally, press Enter to reboot

Step 7: After the computer restarts, the screen will appear "Setup is inspection Your Computer's ..." do not press any key or else the whole installation process will start again.

Step 8: Windows starts installing Components, this process takes about 15-20 minutes. It can be longer, depending on the configuration of your computer.

Step 9: Click Next

Step 10: simply enter your name. Then click "Next"

Step 11: Enter the Windows XP SP2 CD Key as shown and click "Next"

Step 12: At this stage, leave the Computer name box as default. You can enter the password for the computer. Then click Next

Step 13: Set the date and time, select Time Zone as GMC +7: Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta. Then click Next

Step 14: Leave as Typical settings and click Next

Step 15: Click Next

Step 16: The installation process continues. After completing, the computer will automatically restart. Click OK twice to confirm the screen resolution. Then the welcoming screen appears, click Next

Step 17: Choose Not right now and click Next

Step 18: Select No, this computer will connect directly to the Internet and click Next

Step 19: Select No, not at this time and click Next

Step 20: Fill User Admin in Your name (different from the computer name). Click Finish to complete the installation process

Thus, we have introduced to you detailed instructions how to install Windows XP SP2 on your computer. Hopefully you will successfully install the operating system. Also you can see how to install Windows XP SP3, the latest updated version of Microsoft.

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