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wannabe1

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Hi DarbyC...

All you need to complete this installation is the XP cd. It will partition the drive and format it for you. Put your cd in the drive and restart. At the bottom of the first screen, you'll see the line "Press any key to boot from cd"...press a key.

At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.
Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

Press C to create a new partition by using unpartitioned space.

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.

If you want to install Windows XP, 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)

After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue. After the Windows Setup program is completed, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.

wannabe1

Edited by wannabe1, 05 October 2005 - 06:41 PM.

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DarbyC

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Thank you very much. It was fairly easy to install the hard drive. The worst part was putting up with an old, slow computer, which I had to use to access the internet, to get the information necessary to get my newer one up and running.

Once I get all the data I want copied from the old computer, I will probably visiting G2G as I'm going to 'practice' on the old one.

Thanks again.
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DarbyC...

Glad to hear it went well for you!!!! :tazz:

We'll watch for you when you return to "practice"...... :)

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