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Monday, April 05, 2010

Installing Windows

lnstalling Windows 2000 Professional

(These are just basic steps which give you an idea of installing Windows)

To install Windows 2000 Professional, follow these steps:

 Start the installation by using one of the following methods:  Start from the Windows 20OO Professional installation CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM is set to

 start before the hard disk starts.

  1. lnsert the CD-ROM, and then when  you are prompted, press any key to start the Windows 2000 Professional Setup program

 Start from boot disks. lnsert Disk 1, and then insert each
 of the remaining three floppy disks when you are prompted to do so. For additional information about creating boot disks for Windows 2000,

2 Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000
3. Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms
of the license agreement and continue the installation.
4. When the windows 2000 Professional setup screen appears, either press
ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional on the selected partition, or
press C to create a partition in the unpartitioned space'

5.If you choose to install Windows 2OO0 Professional on a file allocation table
(FAT) partition, specify whether you want to:
 Leave the current file system intact'
 convert the existing file system to the FAT 32 file system
Convert the existing file system to the NTFS file system'
. Format the partition by using the NTFS file system'
press ENTER after you make your selection. Setup examines the existing
hard disks and then copies the files that are needed to complete the
installation of Windows 2000 Professional. After the files are copied, the
computer restarts.

lmportant Do not press a key to boot from your CD-ROM drive when your
computer restarts.
6. When the Windows 2000 GUI Mode Setup Wizard appears, click Next to start
the wizard. Setup detects and installs such devices as a specialized mouse or
7. When the Regional Options dialog box appears, customize your installation
of Windows ZbOO Professional for locale, number format, currency, time, date,
and language, if necessary. Click Next'
8. ln the Personalize Your software dialog box, type your name and the name
of your organization, and then click Next'
ln the Product lD dialog box, type the 2s-character product key, and then
click Next.
10.1n the Computer Name and Password dialog box, either accept the default

name that Setup generates or assign a different name for the computer.
When you are prompted for an administrative password, type a password for
the Administrator account. (You can leave the box blank; however, this is not
recommended.) Click Next.
11.ln the Date and Time Settings dialog box, set the correct date and time for
your computer. You can also specify which time zone you are in and set the
computer to automatically adjust the clock for daylight saving time. Click
12. Setup installs the networking software and detects your network settings.
When the Network Settings dialog box appears, click either

 Typical to set default network settings such as File and Print Sharing for
Microsoft Networks, Client for Microsoft Networks, and TCP/IP protocol
that uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), or
 Custom to specify the network components that you require for your
network environment,
and then click Next.
13. ln the Workgroup or Computer Domain dialog box, specify the workgroup
or the domain to join. lf you indicate that you are part of a domain, specify
your domain user name and password. Click Next.
Setup installs the networking components.
14. During the final stage of installation, Setup installs Start menu items, registers
components, saves settings, and removes temporary files. When the
Completing the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard dialog box prompts you to do
so, remove the Windows 2000 CD-ROM, and then click Finish to restart the
15. After the computer restarts, click Next in the Welcome to the Network
ldentification Wizard dialog box.
16.1n the Users of This Gomputer dialog box, specify either that users must
enter a user name and password or that you want Windows 2000 to
automatically log on a specific user when the computer starts. Click Finish,
When the Windows 2000 Professional desktop appears, the installation is


  1. Installing Microsoft Windows XP and newer version is simple. They use windows instead of DOS(eg. Windows 2000 profesional given above), but the steps is pretty much the same.




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