Setting up Windows® XP in HP Compaq® 8000 Elite
Windows XP is a Microsoft Windows operating system which provides an easy interface. During the installation of Windows XP in your HP Compaq 8000 Elite, the setup process will automatically start. Product key and the recovery CD are the necessary things which you need to ensure before you start the installation process. After ensuring the presence of all these settings you can start the setup process. When you start the setup, you will see a command prompt which shall ask you to press any key to continue the setup process. When the page that contains the terms and conditions is displayed, you need to accept it by enabling the check box. The setup process will ask you to select the hard drive to which the Windows XP needs to be stored. But for this process to continue, you need to ensure whether there is the necessary free space in the hard drive. Once all this is over, you need to activate, register and configure Windows XP in your HP Compaq 8000 Elite.
The following are the steps to activate, register and configure Windows XP in your HP Compaq 8000 Elite:
- Activating Windows XP
- Registering Windows XP
- Configuring Windows XP
Activating Windows XP
Activation is one of the processes during the setup. This is to check the authenticity of the operating system that you have installed in your HP Compaq 8000 Elite system. When you enter the product key, Windows creates a unique ID for your operating system and sends that unique ID to Microsoft. With this ID, Microsoft will verify the authenticity of that operating system and will send the confirmation to you. To do this you need to enter some of the details in the specified page.
Registering Windows XP
The registration process is actually optional. To register Windows XP, you need to enter some of the details and with these details Windows XP will be registered in your name. You might also come to know about the offers put up by Microsoft for its product. It is wise to give a valid and frequently used e-mail id, during the registration process.
The configuration of Windows XP is the process of making Windows XP work with your HP Compaq 8000 Elite. This can be done using one command; 'msconfig'. Select the proper services and start up menus from the tabs. By configuring you can use the operating system the way you want to.