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1 Installing Windows XP Professional and Recovery Console

2 This lab is concerned with the manual installation of Windows XP Professional from a CD ROM Before you start the installation, you should complete the following tasks: Ensure that your hardware meets the requirements for installing Windows XP Professional Decide how you will partition the hard disk on which you will install Windows XP Professional Choose a file system for the installation partition Determine whether your computer will join a domain or a workgroup

3 Hardware Requirements Processor: 233 MHz minimum (300 MHz recommended) Memory: 64MB minimum (128MB recommended) Hard Disk: 1.5GB available space Video: Super VGA (800x600) or higher Networking: Network adapter card and a network cable, if necessary. Other drives: CD-ROM drive, 12X or faster recommended

4 Disk Partitions A disk partition is a logical section of a hard disk on which the computer can write data. Partitions offer a way to divide the space on a single physical hard disk into multiple areas, each of which is treated as a different disk within Windows. Uses: - Different OS support – Isolation of data

5 File Systems File system is a method for storing and organizing computer files and the data they contain to make it easy to find and access them Two file systems: FAT (16 and 32) and NTFS FAT -> NTFS (cmd->convert)

6 FAT/NTFS Comparison

7 Domain Vs Workgroup Domain = A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures.

8 Unattended Installation Benefits Most flexible option for large-scale deployments of Windows XP Creates consistent installs Reduces overall deployment time Reduces user interaction Can be implemented using unattended installation or imaging

9 Windows XP installation steps 1.Power-on your system and insert the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM. You will need to verify that your system is configured to boot from the CD-ROM prior to performing this step. 2.Setup then starts the text mode portion of Setup, which loads storage device drivers and then prompts you to read and accept a licensing agreement.

10 Initial file copy for Windows XP setup

11 3. Setup prompts you to select the partition on which to install Windows XP Professional. You can select an existing partition or create a new partition by using unpartitioned space on the hard disk.

12 4. Partition creation screen. It will show the minimum and maximum possible size for the new partition, and ask for you to type in the size partition you wish to create. Press Enter to continue. Note that you will need to create a partition that is at least 1.5GB in size to meet the requirements of Windows XP Professional.

13 5. Next decision is to choose how to format the new partition. Your choices are NTFS (Quick), FAT (Quick), NTFS, and FAT Press Enter to continue.

14 6. The setup program will begin the format process on the new partition that you created. Depending on the size of the partition and the file system you have chosen, this may take anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes to complete.

15 7. As shown, the next step in the setup process is to copy the Windows XP source files from the CD to the new partition. Once the file copy has completed, the system will reboot, and the setup process will transition into the GUI mode.

16 8. Upon reboot, you will see the new GUI screen. This screen displays the status of the installation on the left-hand side. You will also see an estimate of the remaining time left.

17 9. The next step is to discover and install the devices on your PC. This step will also generate the estimated time of completion.

18 10. Once the installation discovers all of your devices, you will be asked to verify your Regional and Language Options. Click Next to continue.

19 11. Below is shown the dialog box for typing your name and organization information that will now appear.

20 12. You now need to enter the Windows XP Product Key. This 25-character key is located on the Windows XP CD.

21 13.Type the computer name in the first box of the dialog box that appears. –Next, enter the password for the local Administrator’s account, and then re-enter the password for confirmation. –Next, you will set the correct date and time for your computer. Once this is complete, click Next. 14.You now must set the network settings for the system. You have two choices: Typical and Custom. –If you choose the Typical settings option, the following options will be installed: –QoS Packet Scheduler –File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks –TCP/IP, configured for DHCP –Client for Microsoft Networks

22 If you choose Custom settings, you will be given the opportunity to add and configure any of the network options that are available. 15.You are now asked to provide either the workgroup or domain name for the new system. If you decide to join a domain at this point, you will also need the username and password for an account that is authorized to add computers to the domain. Click Next.

23 16.Now, the Windows XP installation will begin copying files to support the options you chose earlier. At the completion of the file copy, the setup program will begin installing the Start menu items. 17.After the Start menu items have been installed, Setup will register the Windows components. Finally, the Setup program will remove the temporary files from the hard drive that were used to support the installation.

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25 18.Once the temporary files have been removed, the setup will be complete. Windows XP will reboot the system.

26 Installing Windows XP Recovery Console 1.Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2.Click the Start button. 3.Click the Run menu option. 4.In the Open: field type X:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons, where X is the drive letter for your CD reader, and press the OK button.

27 5. After pressing the OK button a setup window will appear similar to the one below. Press the Yes button to continue with the installation of the Recovery Console.

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29 6. Press the OK button and remove the CD from your computer. Now when you start your computer you will have an option to start the Recovery Console.

30 Using the recovery console The following commands are available Attrib Batch Bootcfg Cd Chkdsk Cls Copy Del Dir Disable Diskpart Enable Exit Expand Fixboot Fixmbr Format Listsvc Help Logon Map Md More/type Rd Ren Set systemroot


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