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I'm going to have to step out for about an hour at 3:30 to pick up my daughter at school, but we can sure get started...if you are sure that's what you want to do.
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It's 5:10 here. How long before you leave?
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How about we start when you get back?
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Restart the computer with the CD in the drive and boot from the CD.

"To set up Windows XP now, press Enter"...Press Enter

Press F8 to accept the agreement.

"To continue installing a fresh copy on Windows XP without repairing, press ESC...Press ESC

All the existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition.

Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition by using unpartitioned space. If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition.

When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining unpartitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.

Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

Use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER

Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER. You have the following options:
• Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
• Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
• Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
• Format the partition by using the FAT file system
• Leave the current file system intact (no changes)

Formatting will take a while...be patient.

After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue.

If you have any questions, do nothing until I return.

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Edited by wannabe1, 18 October 2005 - 03:34 PM.

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I'll play around but I won't do anything that I'm not completely sure of. See you later.
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Have you started to format yet? If you haven't, hold off for a minute...gotta new game plan!

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I already did it. Pretty easy. Installing updates now. Couldn't find where to turn on the firewall.

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 04:52 PM.

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Ok...Is XP up and running or still installing?
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Running.
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Cool :tazz:

Any issues we need to work on?
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Let me play awhile and get back to you in a little bit, okay?
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Couldn't find where to turn on the firewall.


The firewall will show up withe SP2 and will configure automatically when you restart.

Rather than installing Norton right away, you should install Avast until you are finished with all other updates and installs. It's important that you have an Anti-Virus running if you are on the internet.

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SP2 is downloading now. I am on the phone now to find out how to reinstall Norton. Yes I should have installed the anti-virus first. I'll do it as soon as the download finishes. Thanks!

Edited by silvermine, 18 October 2005 - 06:06 PM.

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I do have one question..... How do I find out about updating drivers and such?
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Take a look in Device Manager...do you have any yellow ! or ?. Most of your drivers should be on the cd you have "Drivers and Utilities".

I'll have another look at the everest log you posted earlier and see what you've got in there...again... :tazz:

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