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How do I install Windows XP on a new hard drive?

How do I install Windows XP on a new hard drive?

What to Know

  1. Create a backup, boot from the Windows XP CD, press Enter, accept the terms, opt to install a fresh copy, and delete the current partition.
  2. Create a new partition, select size and file system; after formatting, setup will copy the install files to the new partition, and XP will start installing.

How do I reinstall Windows XP from a disk?

Restore with installation CD

  1. Insert the original disc in the disc tray.
  2. Start the computer.
  3. Press any key when the computers shows the “Press any key to boot from CD” message.
  4. Wait for the Windows XP CD to load.
  5. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press Enter to access Repair Install.

Can Windows XP be installed on new computers?

Short answer, Yes. Long answer, No, you shouldn’t. You could install Windows XP on your machine with the Original Installation Disks that came with your Computer (If it is that old), however, I would strongly recommend not doing so.

How do I revert back to Windows XP?

Open Windows Explorer and under “Computer” click on the C: drive – if the Windows. old folder is there you should be able to revert back to XP/Vista. (Note: after you are done go back and uncheck “Show hidden files and folders” if you want.)

How do I downgrade to Windows XP?

How to Downgrade From Windows 7 to Windows XP

  1. Step 1: Click Start > Computer > open the C: drive where Windows 7 is installed.
  2. Step 2: check the size of Windows.
  3. Step 3: Insert your Windows 7 installation disc into DVD-ROM and restart your system.

How do I remove a second operating system from Windows XP?

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type msconfig in the search box or open Run.
  3. Go to Boot.
  4. Select which Windows version you’d like to boot into directly.
  5. Press Set as Default.
  6. You can delete the earlier version by selecting it and then clicking Delete.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click OK.