Setup Windows® XP in HP Compaq® 8100 Elite
Many types and versions of operating systems can come installed on your HP Compaq 8100 Elite convertible minitower PC but if you find anything lacking that affects system performance, you can always easily setup, activate, register and F in order to enjoy the benefits of optimizing the performance of your machine. Windows XP will definitely be very light and easy to run on HP Compaq 8100 Elite without any processing delays whatsoever. This is one of the decisions you can make instead of upgrading hardware. All the features and capabilities of the machine will still be present regardless of whether you have been previously running it with other new operating systems.
In order to understand more on how to setup Windows XP in HP Compaq 8100 Elite, it is important to discuss the following points:
- How to setup Windows XP in HP Compaq 8100 Elite
- The tips to activate and register Windows XP
- Configure Windows XP
How to setup Windows XP in HP Compaq 8100 Elite
To begin the setup, the most important requirement here is a genuine copy of Windows XP. Before you begin the setup, you will have to prepare your machine. Backup any important data you currently have in the machine before anything else. After that, boot the PC with your Windows XP CD and choose the option to install it. You will be shown the available partition or partitions on the hard drive on which you choose to setup Windows XP. The next step will present the formatting options. Pick one and then Windows will start copying files from the CD, restart shortly to continue with setup. During the setup process you will be prompted to provide your serial license key and a few other user details. Setup will continue and then the system will restart to load your new Windows XP operating system.
The tips to activate and register and configure Windows XP
After the setup, you will be asked to activate and register with Microsoft. Activation unlocks Windows XP while registration allows you to get important updates and downloads from Microsoft. If not done immediately, you are only allowed 30 days to use the product. To start activation, connect to the Internet then begin from the ‘Start’ button, click ‘All Programs’ then ‘Activate Windows’. On the ‘Let’s activate Windows page’, click ‘Yes’, then ‘Next’. On the page that follows, click ‘Yes’ to register with Microsoft. Next complete the form for registration data. After this the wizard connects to the Internet to activate and register your copy of Windows. Before you fully qualify for updates and downloads, you will lastly be required to validate your copy of Windows XP.
After these processes, it is important to use the tools available in Windows XP to configure it for security reasons and more stability for the system. Make sure that Windows Firewall is turned on and use administrative tools to deny access to system registry and other important locations.