On the first screen that appears you should give you the option to choose the sequence of booting from the CD or the floppy disk drive. If it does not give you this option, you will have to enter the BIOS and change the boot order by making the CD before the hard drives. Once done, save changes and restart the PC again. 3. The computer will display a message of Press any key to boot from CD.
Follow the instructions. 4. You will see a blue screen and will be a while loading files you need to start the installation. Once finished, it will show us three options. Which interests us is to install XP now, press ENTER. Press the ENTER key to continue.
5. Now a screen will appear to select where installing Windows. Here is where you can delete old partitions and reformat disks. The lower part shows us a window with all the disks and partitions that exist on them. Using cursors (arrows) to select the C: partition and press the D key. On the next screen press the L key to terminate and delete the partition. The fact that you don’t have any previous partition can be become the new computer. If so, you can skip this step. 6. Now you’ve returned to the screen to choose where installing Windows. The window at the bottom should not show any partition, and in its place You should see space unpartitioned xxxMB. This space you select with the cursor keys and pressing C to create a partition the hard disk. The next screen tells you the minimum and maximum size that may have the partition and allows you to adjust the size. The maximum size is configured by default, but you should check before you press ENTER and continue. 7 Return to the window to choose where installing Windows, only that this time you will have a partition named C: followed by a brief description and its size in MB. Select this partition by using the arrow keys and press ENTER. 8. The next screen allows you to choose the file system that you want to format your hard disk. We will choose if we want the NTFS or FAT file system. In the case of XP we have to select NTFS. I recommend using the option of quick format NTFS if the drive is already formatted, and the option to normal if the hard disk is new. 9 From here will be the Windows installation to the finish formatting the disk. The Windows installation is very simple and will be asking us all the data you need throughout the installation. Conclusion advise print this article as a reference before you begin reformatting. As you’ve seen, the steps are simple and there is little chance of being wrong. As mentioned at the beginning, remember to save all data before you do anything. Original author and source of the article