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Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:49 am

K, this will be my first install of XP; I have "installed" my personal "hardware" before so plz no virgin jokes... :wink:

Anyway, I will be doing a fresh install of WinXP onto a brand-new computer this weekend. This system is for someone else, so I really want to get it right. I have checked and while it has great tips for specific problems, there is no "beginners guide" as far as I could tell. Does anyone know of any good ones?

This is the hardware for the system:
ECS K7S5A; Xp1700+; 512MB PC2100 DDR; STB Velocity 4400 (until ATI 7500 AIW is avail.); Seagate Barracuda IV; Lite-On LTD-163; Yamaha CRW2200; floppy :smile: Anyone have any issues with these items in particular?

I have done plenty of installs, updates and tweaks of 9x, so that is where my experience lies. So, how does installing XP compare? Similar, easier, harder? I plan on tweaking the system using tweakxp tips and this info.

I will post again with any issues, and TIA for your suggestions!
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Wed Feb 06, 2002 12:01 pm

It's the same. Installed one windows, installed 'em all. Just set the bios to boot from a CD, pop in the CD, XP does the rest.

You can't configure the XP setup like you could in Win9x, that's about the only difference I can think of. XP takes a little longer too, gives you an option to format drives as NTFS or FAT32. You shouldn't have any problems.
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Mon Feb 11, 2002 6:08 pm

Above message is right, should be fine with the hardware.

The install is very similar to the Win2k install, but anyone who knows how to install Win9x should be fine.

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