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Windows XP Installation Walkthroughs

Where to Start
Get Ready to Set Up Windows XP Professional
A brief checklist from Microsoft on the information you'll need to consider before starting a Windows XP installation or upgrade. Source: Microsoft.com

HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316639 - This step-by-step article describes how to prepare to upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Windows XP. The information in this article may be useful to help you to avoid some common upgrade-related issues. 

Install: Quick Upgrade
A brief walkthrough of the upgrade procedures for a Windows XP installation. Source: Microsoft.com

System Requirements for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 304297 - This article provides information about how to determine the hardware requirements for different Microsoft Windows operating systems. For more information about hardware requirements, refer to the Microsoft Web sites and the Microsoft Knowledge Base 

Upgrading Advice, Known Issues and Answers
Find information to help you succeed with the upgrade to Windows XP.

Windows XP Supported Upgrade Paths 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 292607 - This article details the supported upgrade paths for Windows XP. 

XP Moving Day: Easing the Pain
Replacing an old PC with a speedy new Windows XP system can make your computing life easier, but transferring all your data, settings, and applications can be a hassle. A bevy of programs (some of which are free) promise to help re-create your Windows 95/98/Me/2000 machine on your new computer.  Source: PCWorld

Starting the Setup Process

How to Start the Windows XP Uninstallation Process from a Command Prompt 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308233 -  This article describes how to start the Windows XP uninstallation process when you are unable to start your Windows XP-based computer normally or in Safe mode. 

HOW TO: Start Windows XP Setup from MS-DOS
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article  Q307848 - This article describes how to start Windows XP Setup from an MS-DOS command-line. 

Obtaining Windows XP Setup Boot Disks 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 310994 - Windows XP Setup boot disks are available only by download from Microsoft. The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run Setup on computers that do not support a bootable CD-ROM. 

Walkthroughs
How to Boot Windows Preinstall Environment from a Hard Disk 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 304995 - This article describes how to configure the Windows Preinstall Environment (WinPE) to boot from a hard disk. 

HOW TO: Create a Custom Startup WinPE CD-ROM in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 303891 - This step-by-step article describes how to create an International Standards Organization (ISO) image for creating a custom startup Windows Preinstall Environment (WinPE) CD-ROM for select corporate and OEM customers. 

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade on a Windows XP-Based Computer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314112 - This article describes how to use the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM to perform an in-place upgrade over the existing installation.

HOW TO: Install Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316941 - This step-by-step article describes how to install Windows XP. For additional information before you install Windows XP, please see the "Get Started with Windows XP" Web page on the following Microsoft Web site: 

HOW TO: Install Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316941 - This step-by-step article describes how to install Windows XP. For additional information before you install Windows XP, please see the "Get Started with Windows XP" Web page.

HOW TO: Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition Profiles to Windows XP Domain User Profiles 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 283253 - This article describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows XP-based client. The following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the process.

Additional Information

How to Designate the Original Folder Name for a Reinstallation of Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 315242 - This article describes how to specify the original folder name for reinstallation of Windows XP during setup if, for example, you need to recover from a failed system drive. 

How to Force a Hardware Abstraction Layer During an Upgrade or New Installation of Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 299340 - This article describes how to force in a system Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) during an upgrade or installation of Windows XP. 

How to Move a Windows XP Installation to Different Hardware 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314070 - This article describes how to move an installation of Windows XP to new, upgraded, or just different hardware.

INFO: Use Antivirus Software Before You Install Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 317321 - Microsoft highly recommends that you use antivirus software before you upgrade your operating system to Windows XP. Antivirus software scans your computer to detect and to fix computer viruses. By taking these preventive measures, you can avoid virus-related problems during your Windows XP upgrade. This article describes how antivirus software works and includes links to the Web sites of antivirus software vendors. 

The Microsoft Policy Concerning Disk Duplication of Windows XP Installations 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314828 - This article briefly describes methods that Windows XP supports for cloning or for duplicating a Windows XP installation. 

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