Even if you bought a laptop preloaded with Windows XP operating system, it would still need to install. This is done quite simply. To install Windows XP from the hidden partition just connect the laptop to the mains (so the laptop is not turned off during installation, because the battery and press the power button. When you first turn on laptop install Windows XP from the hidden partition will start automatically. Carefully follow the installation exhibited in its process all the necessary options (including regional). During the installation the computer needs to reboot several times. After installation, the device must be a desktop operating system. The laptop is ready to work.
If the laptop comes without operating system Windows XP and it has an optical drive, the most convenient way to install operating system on laptop is to install from the CD-ROM. To do this, turn on the computer and go into BIOS (with the buttons F2, F9 or F10 depending on the brand of laptop). In the BIOS, find the tab "Boot Device", and adjust the download queue in such a way that first it was the CD-ROM. Insert the disc in the drive and restart the computer. After reboot, you will need to press any button on the keyboard, to the operating system start to boot from the disk. Select the HDD partition on which to install the operating system, breaking if necessary, a physical disk into logical. At the end of the installation on the screen of the computer should be a desktop operating system.
Install Windows XP from a flash card is similar to installing from a CD-ROM. The only difference is that in the BIOS the first in line to boot must stand the USB device. The Windows XP installation files are written to the flash card with the help of special programs.
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Some users prefer to use Windows XP instead of newer and more modern counterparts. The problem is that when you install this OS on laptops can be a problem of some missing drivers for your hard disks.
You will need
- - nLite.
To solve this problem is the introduction of the required driver package into the image installation CD. First create the image. Use the program Daemon Tolls or Alcohol Soft. Download the set of drivers suitable for your laptop and the Windows XP operating system.
Copy the files stored in the disk image in a separate folder XPSATA. Now download a utility called nLite. For successful operation, you will need to install .NET Framework version 2.0. Install nLite and run it.
Select Russian language, and then click Next. Specify the folder in which you unpacked the image files. Click "Next". In the window that appears select the following two paragraphs: "Drivers" and "Bootable ISO". Click "Next".
In this window, click the "Add" button and specify the folder where the previously downloaded drivers. Click OK after selecting the required folder.
In the new window, select the option "Driver text mode". Specify the required driver, and then click OK. In the next window will display the list of added drivers. Click "Next" to move to final stages of creating a new image.
A window will appear with the following question: "do You want to start?". Click "Yes". Wait until the program integrates the driver into the archive system. Click "Next" after you complete this process.
To record a new Windows XP installation CD, select " Direct Burn and click the "Record"button.
If you want to create a new image of the installation disk, then select Create Image and click the "Create ISO". Select a folder to store the next image.
After burning the disc, restart the computer and start the operating system installation of Windows XP.
When you install Windows XP from a hidden partition you will not be able to split the physical disk into logical. This can be done under Windows with the help of special programs.