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Windows 2000/XP Install

-All you need is the Windows XP/2000 CD in the CD-ROM and set in the bios to boot from CD as the first boot device.

-Press a key when prompted to, to start from the CD.

-The Windows setup screen will now appear.

-Follow the on-screen instructions and soon you will be prompted to create a hard disk partition to load windows onto, create one and format it using the NTFS file system.

-Continue to Load Widows

Windows 95/98/ME Install

-You will need to have a Windows Startup Disk for either win95 or win98. IF you haven't downloaded them get each of them below. Also I will take you along a route of loading windows 98 that may seem a little strange but I promise it works well and with little work. The main Utility I use is a program from Western Digital. This is to do a High Format and Partition your Hard Drive. This is very necessary in this tutorial. It is offered on this site also. Get it along with the startup disk if you haven't already downloaded it. These are in ZIP format. IF you need a Unzip Utility get it below also.

-Win98 Startup Disk-

-Win95 Start Up Disk-

-WD Hard Drive Utility-

-Instructions For All-

-Now that you have unzipped at least a Windows 98 disk and the Western Digital Hard Drive Utility you are ready to go.

-What we want to do is boot the system with the diskettes. We will use the Western Digital First. This will do a high format on drive and partition it. Also along with this we will get to load the system files automatically. Cool huh!? In order to do this we need to set the computer to boot at the "A" drive. This is done by making a adjustment to the CMOS.

-While system boots and the memory count is over we want to hit the "Delete" key which is most common to enter setup. If you are unsure what key to hit at bootup look on the screen itself for "setup" and the key that corresponds with it. Most cases its "delete" key.

-You should see a blue screen or very similar that says CMOS. Look for BIOS Features Setup. You should be able to locate it with the arrow keys of the keyboard. Make selection and hit enter. Now move down to "boot sequence" and choose with the page up/down keys "a,c,scsi" or as close to this as possible. We want to boot the "A" drive first. Now hit the "ESC" key and choose to exit and save changes. If for some reason you think that you messed up a setting you can also exit without changing settings. If you are still worried and unsure what changes were made choose "load bios defaults" at first CMOS screen.

-Make sure the WD Utility is in the floppy (A Drive) and let computer reboot. You will come onto a screen asking to hit enter after reading the agreements. Move forward to installation. We want to choose "Automatic" install, this will scan the drive and get it ready. You will be prompted for your windows 98 startup disk also. This will load some basic boot files onto your hard drive and will see what file formats your Operating System will use. You will be asked if you want to use FAT 32 file system, choose "YES". Let the partition of the drive be all of the drive unless you want to load another operating system along with windows later. This is harder to write about than do, just follow the wizard and do as it asks. This is why we are using it, its easy!

***You do not need a Western Digital Hard Drive to use this utility. There are some functions of the wizard unavailable but they are unnecessary for what we are using it for.

-Leave your windows 98 boot disk in the floppy so it will now boot instead of the WD Utility.

Load Windows



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Getting Started

Component Shopping
Electrostatic Discharge


Build A PC

1. Preparing the Computer Case and Motherboard
2. Computer Processor and Computer Memory Installation
3. Install Motherboard Into Case
4. Installing Hard Drive, Installing CD-ROM and Floppy Disk
5. Installing Expansion Cards, Installing PCI Cards
6. Installing Computer Peripherals, Installing Monitor and Sound Cards
Double Check
First Boot
Load Windows


Extra Stuff

Installing Device Software



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